Mobile development in the enterprise is far from an easy endeavor. Development teams face an increasingly complex fabric of different devices, mobile operating systems, on-premise apps, SaaS apps, carriers and deployment models. Trying to support all of the likely permutations in mobile apps is a difficult, time-consuming, errorprone job.
While, intuitively, most IT organizations try to adapt existing infrastructure assets such as Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) platforms to be mobile compatible, industry leaders are beginning to understand that mobile development and deployment requires a unique platform, specific to mobile, to ensure a successful implementation.
The paper examines some of the current challenges of traditional MDM solutions and how they failed to protect enterprises’ most precious asset: business data. It also introduces mobile data management as the next generation of enterprise mobile management (EMM) technologies.
While modern platforms, such as API gateways or enterprise mobile Backend-as-a-Service middleware, have taken the initial steps toward interoperating mobile applications with enterprise systems, the experiences are far from simple or scalable from the development standpoint.