The third myth holding you back from the truly mobilizing enterprise applications revolves around a perhaps mis-placed faith in your third-party software vendors. Some businesses are choosing to put their mobility strategies directly in the hands of their software vendors–trusting them to deliver the right mobile applications for their users.  But this strategy raises other questions.

  • How are you protecting your investment in customization and configuration for the legacy application(s)?
  • What happens to back-end integrations for the application – do they need to be recreated again to support mobile versions?
  • If you are running an older version of the application, will deploying a mobile app require a time-consuming and costly upgrade?
  • Will the vendor support every device your employees use?

Vendors themselves struggle with the same problems as everyone else in deciding which devices to support and how much original coding to do. Businesses can wait a long time for mobile versions of their most important desktop apps, and still find that the results don’t meet their users’ needs. Plus, third-party vendors cannot address legacy or custom apps that are critical to the business.

In recent posts, we’ve outlined several other myths around the path to enterprise mobilization. You can read these previous posts here and here.

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