The rapid advancement of mobile computing in the past few years has given consumers more freedom and options, while also making them more dependent on their mobile devices than ever before. The number of mobile connected devices will exceed the world’s population in 2013 — more than 7 billion and counting. According to the same report, global mobile data traffic will increase 13-fold between 2012 and 2017, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 66%. Not only are there more mobile devices than people, the mobile data volume and frequency of access are also growing at a rapid pace.
Movement towards the mobile enterprise is gaining momentum based on the clear business value afforded by better leveraging today’s increasingly on-the-go workforce. However, corporate IT developers are struggling to keep up with the pace of mobile workers’ demands for access to key business processes, applications and data.