A survey from Apperian, and its follow up, the “2015 Executive Enterprise Mobility Report,” has revealed that most IT organizations are bringing mobile application development in-house. 60 percent of organizations (compared to 42 percent in 2014) currently have internally developed apps in place. They’re making this shift in order to:
- More effectively meet the specific needs of users
- Improve business processes
- Gain a competitive edge
Of course, change isn’t always easy. The survey also brought to light the top challenges in achieving mobility goals (security – 67%, ROI determination – 32% and lack of budget – 29%). Regardless, organizations are making an investment in app development. 47 percent of the respondents are investing in more apps for core business processes to increase app adoption and 43 percent are trying to improve the user interface and experience of their apps.
This trend also speaks to a larger trend that we’ve been talking about at DCG: IT working more closely with the business to support organizational goals. This type of relationship benefits the organization as a whole, leading to more successful projects and more satisfied customers (and an improved bottom line). The more IT prioritizes according to the goals of the business, the more fruitful the investment will be.
If you’re interested in reading more, check out the Baseline article, “Why IT is Bringing App Development In-House.”