In the enterprise building mobile applications is as much about integration
and the corresponding challenges as it is about pure application development.
Recent industry reports reveal that more than 70% of mission-critical data
and most of the pivotal business logic that runs worldwide commerce still
resides on existing host systems. Based on this dependency, as well as their
speed and power, host systems are unquestionably here to stay for most large
organizations and will continue to be a foundation for business success as
organizations design and implement new business initiatives.
However, many of those same organizations have also invested in packaged
applications (SAP, Siebel, Oracle Applications, PeopleSoft, etc.) to manage
their businesses. When building mobile solutions that leverage these systems,
enterprise developers want to use the existing business logi... (more)