IBM Portfolio Offers Secure Apps at the Enterprise Scale
Published on: 29th Apr 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
IBM has announced what it is calling a significant expansion of its MobileFirst Application Development portfolio new industry specific IBM Ready Apps and the opening of 18 new IBM MobileFirst studios around the world.
he new IBM mobile offerings include a range of tools for developers to create, deploy and manage mobile apps, on-premise or in the cloud.
"As mobile apps become a primary touchpoint with clients, the stakes run high to delight consumers. At the same time, the cost of a poorly designed app can significantly impact both the brand and bottom line," said Marie Wieck, General Manager, IBM MobileFirst. "IBM's mobile platform, apps and studios are designed to help businesses accelerate the adoption of a mobile strategy for business growth."
In addition, a new version of IBM Worklight now allows enterprises to support both native (via SDKs) and hybrid development models, as well as add new capabilities such as the USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) protocol for mobile money solutions in emerging markets.
IBM is also offering a suite of industry-specific, pre-configured apps that it claims can save clients up to 60 percent on time and resources.