Mobile computing is having a telling impact on the IT industry both in terms of the workload and emerging requirements it has on organizations, plus the new-found choice and power it is providing to end-users. It is the next wave of capability, building on top of all the value brought about by the internet generation.
However, seizing the opportunity presented by mobile devices is easier said than done for IT organizations still shackled to more traditional, mainframe based, development shops.
Bridging the gap between old and new is a real challenge.
Micro Focus posted an opinion piece on the influential business computing world online journal to discuss the issue and its approach in tackling this issue.
I wrote a Micro Focus opinion piece recently that was published in full by online journal Data Center Dynamics, May 2012.
My article focuses on how the explosion of mobile computing affects not only the new front-end devices, but also the back-end core systems that provide the business service being consumed. This has cost and operational implications, all of which need managing.