We've had years to grasp traditional middleware acronyms (SOAP, REST, XML), but now along comes mobility with a whole new bowl of alphabet soup: APIs, MBaaS, JSON... How do these new additions differ from their predecessors, and what are they meant to accomplish? More importantly, why should any enterprise care?
This webinar looks at these and other questions, with advice on:
-The limitations of traditional (web) middleware in a mobile world, and impacts on user experience
-Criteria for effective mobile integration with an exploding set of backend data sources (public, enterprise, etc.)
-Cost, performance and security considerations for any mobile middleware tier
Nolan Wright, Co-Founder and CTO of Appcelerator, as he explores how mobile is driving a new tier in enterprise architectures.
It's been nearly a year since we first looked at the great web/hybrid/native debate, and in true speed-of-mobile fashion, a lot has changed since. For starters, enterprises now see employees as a key mobile constituent, driving an order of magnitude increase in the number of apps required. There's also the release of iOS 7, which brings an explosion in new capabilities - as well as no small amount of re-development dollars if apps are to take full advantage.
Watch this webinar to understand:
- How the mushrooming of employee-facing apps may affect architectural choice
- Best practices for scaling delivery in the face of a growing number of devices, apps and users
- Ways to reduce support costs despite the inevitable 3-4 OS updates, per platform, per year
Michael King, Director of Enterprise Strategy at Appcelerator, leads the charge as we examine how the debate is changing.
Are your apps ready for iOS 7? The new look and feel, coupled with over 1,500 (!) new APIs, make this the most ambitious release of iOS since its initial launch. But the magnitude of change represented by iOS 7, and the swiftness with which users are expected to upgrade, presents a major challenge for organizations and app owners. Current apps will likely need modification, perhaps extensive modification, in order to run properly and effectively on iOS 7.
This webinar will address key questions surrounding iOS 7, including:
- How to ensure the user experience of apps are as good (or better) on the new version
- Risk and mitigation strategies for regressions that might affect app usability, functionality or stability
- Methods to understand if users are experiencing problems in the upgraded app (other than waiting to hear complaints or read bad reviews)
Join Jonathan Rende, Appcelerator's VP of Products, as he helps to chart the course for full iOS 7 readiness.
Nearly 80% of enterprises use Microsoft's SharePoint to store, manage and act upon corporate information. But many employees wonder: Why can't I get the same access from my mobile device? Learn how companies are putting the power of SharePoint into the hands of their employees, wherever they may be.
Watch this webinar and learn:
- Why mobile is changing traditional approaches to backend integration
- Popular mobile use cases for SharePoint
- How to anticipate and resolve common SharePoint-to-mobile technical challenges
Sanjiva Singh, Chief Sales Officer for WinWire, and Simon Berman, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Appcelerator, look at where effective strategies for mobile integration begin, and how leading companies are fostering collaboration in the mobile world.
How quickly is your IT Team responding to the adoption of mobile in your business? Too many companies realize too late that they lack the planning and due diligence needed to identify risk and establish the readiness to manage mobility.
Join Adam Bookman, Co-Founder of Propelics, and Michael King, Director of Enterprise Strategy at Appcelerator, to learn the components for building an IT roadmap for mobile. Ensure your team has the tools, processes, controls, and talents to build & support a thriving mobile strategy.
Watch this webinar to learn:
- Top areas of concern for CIOs regarding IT readiness for mobile
- How to measure your IT readiness for mobile; including IT delivery and support, EIM, network and security infrastructure, App development, etc
- How to analyze and minimize your risk exposure due to mobile
- How to build a framework for mobile policies
- Case studies from large (and very large!) companies who have used this IT readiness for mobile methodology
- No mobility initiative can be effective by ignoring the fundamentals that we will discuss.
In April 2013, Appcelerator and IDC surveyed more than 6,000 mobile developers from around the world. This survey, the largest of its kind, uncovered some surprising trends. We'll look at these trends, and diagnose what they may mean for enterprises trying to seize a shifting market. Among the questions considered:
Are tablets the next computing platform?
How do developers see mobile expanding in the enterprise?
Is device fragmentation getting worse?
Join Michael King, former Gartner analyst and current Director of Enterprise Strategy at Appcelerator, as he presents the findings and offers a view into what they may mean as mobile goes mainstream in the enterprise
Avoid the Most Common Mobile Strategy Gotchas
Whether you're a business leader or an IT professional, setting an effective mobile strategy is probably among your top priorities. In fact, so important is mobile strategy to the future of the business that there's often a temptation to fall into a lengthy, months-long analysis.
The truth is this: you should define your mobile strategy in weeks, not months.
Join Shahab Choudhry, Co-Founder of Propelics and special guest Gamiel Gran, VP Business Development at Appcelerator as they look at where effective mobile strategies begin, and how winning companies achieve and maintain momentum.
You will also learn:
CIO perspectives regarding mobile in the enterprise
How to avoid the most common gotchas
How to identify focus areas for your mobile program
Case studies from companies that have executed a successful mobile strategy
Employees are people too: they want the same great consumer-oriented experience on their workday apps. In fact, business productivity depends on it. Join Cimarron Buser, Vice President of Apperian and Michael King, Director of Enterprise Strategy for Appcelerator, as they look at ways to maximize mobile inside the enterprise.
Learn how to:
- Develop, deploy, and update employee apps
- Drive adoption
- Use a complete lifecycle approach to ensure a continual, feature-fresh set of apps
- Whether starting on your first employee app or eyeing the next ten, see how to build toward a truly user-oriented mobile enterprise.
It's easy to say "mobile is transformative." What's harder is getting started with a transformative mobile strategy, or describing exactly what mobile means to the modern enterprise. As it happens, every phase of the application lifecycle – planning, building, and running – is under pressure to meet the realities of our newly mobile first world. And this means the organizational structures, processes and technologies must change as well.
Watch this webinar featuring two mobile industry experts Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator and Ken Parmelee, Research Director at Gartner as they investigate these mobile pressure points, and present customer case studies to show how successful companies are responding.
Watch this Webinar and learn:
- Where the enterprise landscape is changing as mobile becomes the new norm
- What it takes to grow a single, successful mobile application into an enterprise-wide mobile strategy
- How IT can begin to evaluate the enterprise's architectural and infrastructural readiness for mobility
- Why the right mobile platform means better apps delivered more quickly, with greater responsiveness to user feedback, all at enterprise scale
It is smart business to invest in an enterprise mobile strategy, but what's the best way to get started? As enterprises struggle with the right way to implement their mobile application strategies, they are faced with the daunting decision of how to build that first app: 1) They can build a custom "one-off" native or mobile web application every time they need a new app, OR 2) The enterprise will invest in a mobile platform to build multiple apps, across many operating systems and app architectures (mobile web, native, etc.)
The first approach requires less of an initial investment and commitment, but becomes problematic if the enterprise has requirements for more than one app or plans to make updates in the future. The second approach needs more time and funding to get started, but it is often a more affordable long-term strategy. Which approach is right for your enterprise?