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Building Mobile Apps in a World With No Strategic Tools

Published: 13 August 2014

ID: G00268276

Analyst(s): Nick Jones


The market for mobile application development tools is immature. Most tool vendors won't remain competitive in the long term, so tool selection decisions are mostly tactical; however, it's possible for IT leaders to manage the risk of living in this tactical world by following a few best practices.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define an Exit Strategy Before You Adopt a Development Tool
  • Set Realistic Expectations
  • Test Your Plans Using Scenarios
  • Watch for Risk Indicators

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