Once upon a time, we had access to only email on mobile devices. At first, we thought it was revolutionary to be able to get email no matter where we were, and it certainly started to untether us from our desks. But our need for more access kept growing, and now we have mobile apps that let us do almost anything.
In 451 Research’s latest MIS Impact Report, they acknowledge, in the beyond-email era, that organizations are eager to provide a wide range of business intelligence data and business workflows on mobile devices and that there are several choices for deployment. From their perspective, “Webalo has done the trick by making it effortless to present that data within the native app experience. We believe such integration and presentation capabilities bode well for the greater mobilization of internal enterprise business processes on mobile devices.”
Nice assessment. Plus they recognize that achieving greater mobilization involves speed, as well. “The administrative interface allows IT or even non-IT users to select and integrate the data source. They can configure the enterprise integration in minutes, in real time, based on the required data points.”
451 also understands the upcoming release's impact on Webalo, its partners and customers, and the enterprise mobile market itself, noting that “Webalo has now made it widely available and hugely scalable by opting for a freemium cloud-based delivery model” which “allows Webalo to scale its customer base and its business, without having to unnecessarily scale the company itself.”
That all adds up to make “effortless” a pretty accurate description, and it's that ease -- combined with the speed of deployment -- that can give your organization mobile access right now so that mobile workers can be productive from anywhere. Take a look at the report here.
"We are seeing a trend toward commodification of basic app development, where pixel-by-pixel control is not an important functional or performance requirement. " - 451 Report
If you're not familiar with the 451 group, this is how they describe themselves on their website:
451 Research... is focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. 451 Research analysts deployed worldwide provide critical and timely insight into the competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments.