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applications and interfaces has the nextlargest
impact, followed by new application
requirements and new skill sets for
IT staff. About 18 percent of respondents
don’t expect mobile devices to have any
impact on the data center.
Mobile integration issues are certainly
pressuring mainframe application development
at companies. These pressures
include cost reduction followed closely
by integration and speed to development.
Application management trails the others
in terms of importance.
The most prevalent mobile applica-
tion model is Web applications where
the consumer uses a browser to access
applications from mobile device. About
73 percent of respondents say this is the
model being used at their companies.
Hybrid applications with a combination
of Web code and native language and
native applications where the application
is written using platform specific application
programming interfaces are also
employed to a lesser extent.
IT staffing is critical to integrating
mobile into enterprise systems. The
number of developers currently working
on mobile application development
and/or support varies greatly. One-third
of respondents say there are one to 25
developers at their companies working on
mobile. Other companies are assigning
25 to 50 developers or 50 to 100 developers
to mobile projects. About 10
percent of respondents say their companies
aren’t using any developers.
Areas to Watch
The survey highlights a few areas that
companies must address if they are
to succeed with mobile integration.
Capacity planning procedures that
include mobile devices are lacking at
Figure 7 What impact do you expect mobile devices to have on your data center?
Addition and/or upgrade of
security products:
Increased investment in mobile
management tools:
Redesign of existing applications
and interfaces:
Requirement for new applications:
Purchase of more network
bandwidth:
Purchase of additional servers:
Increase in IT staff with
new skill sets:
Purchase of additional
storage capacity:
Don’t expect any impact:
Figure 8 What is the biggest inhibitor to more rapidly providing the necessary
interfaces to support mobile applications?
Lack resources ($) to invest
in technology:
Lack resources ($) to
invest in people:
Not a priority for management:
Complexity of existing environment:
Skills:
many organizations. About 33 percent
of respondents say their companies have
no procedures in place. About 20 percent
say their organizations are addressing
capacity with another 13 percent in the
process of developing these procedures.
Four major inhibitors exist to providing
the necessary interfaces for enterprise
data and transactions to support mobile
applications (see Figure 8, above):
r The complexity of the existing
environment (30 percent)
r A belief that mobile integration
isn’t a priority for management (28
percent)
r Lack of resources to invest in
technology (20 percent)
r People (20 percent)
Are companies investing enough?
Judging from the survey results, Clabby
doesn’t think so. Of the respondents,
44 percent are from organizations with
M a i n f r a m e M o b i l e S p e c i a l R e p o r t
21%
19%
28%
30%
1%
annual revenues of $1 billion to more than
$10 billion. “These are large companies,”
he says. “The survey shows that companies
may be underinvesting in software
development, integration and support.
Clearly, there is some management buy-in
given the size of this industry—but a lot
more needs to take place.”
The survey provides a series of bench-
marks for companies that are eager to
improve mobile computing access or to
launch such a project. The survey results
outline what companies are doing, how
they are doing it and how management is
helping to foster mobile programs. It’s an
excellent starting point for any company
to assess where it is and where it’s going
with mobile computing.
Shirley S. Savage is a
Maine-based freelance writer.
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50%
41%
31%
21%
15%
25%
9%
18%
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Editor's Desk: Virtual Argument Over Cloud
IBM Perspective: The Perfect IT Combination
Data Display: IBM Mainframe: A Leader in Energy Efficiency
Trends: Batch Modernization Redefines Application Development
IT Today: Running Highly Stacked Workloads on System z Can Greatly Reduce Cost Per Unit of Work
Cover Story: Breaking Through Complexity: IBM Entry Cloud Configuration for SAP Solutions bring simplicity and efficiency
Feature: Reach Cloud's Potential: Build your IT environment with IBM zEnterprise and SmartCloud
Tech Corner: System z Virtualization Environment Provides Far Lower TCA Than Its Intel Alternative
Solutions: CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS, and CA Mainframe Chorus; Attachmate Reflection 2011 R3; PerfTechPro for z/OS; Compuware APM for Mainframe
Advertisers Index
Stop Run
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
Special Report: Mobile Mainframe
2013 Mainframe Buyer's Guide Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Table of Contents
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Editor's Desk: Virtual Argument Over Cloud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - IBM Perspective: The Perfect IT Combination
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Data Display: IBM Mainframe: A Leader in Energy Efficiency
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Trends: Batch Modernization Redefines Application Development
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - IT Today: Running Highly Stacked Workloads on System z Can Greatly Reduce Cost Per Unit of Work
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Cover Story: Breaking Through Complexity: IBM Entry Cloud Configuration for SAP Solutions bring simplicity and efficiency
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Feature: Reach Cloud's Potential: Build your IT environment with IBM zEnterprise and SmartCloud
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Tech Corner: System z Virtualization Environment Provides Far Lower TCA Than Its Intel Alternative
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Solutions: CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS, and CA Mainframe Chorus; Attachmate Reflection 2011 R3; PerfTechPro for z/OS; Compuware APM for Mainframe
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Special Report: Mobile Mainframe
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