Gartner: Mobile Apps Impacting Information Infrastructure

Gartner: Mobile Apps Impacting Information InfrastructureMobile apps are more than just a ubiquitous aspect of the modern connected life. They’re also dramatically impacting the very fabric of information infrastructure.

“With digital business blurring the line between the physical and the digital worlds, consumer-centric mobile apps are playing an important role,” reads a new report summary from Gartner, Inc.

Gartner predicts that, by 2015, most mobile apps will sync, collect and analyze deep data about users and their social graphs, but most IT leaders are failing to consider the deep impact that mobile apps have on their information infrastructure.

Gartner also predicts that, by 2017, wearable devices will drive 50 percent of total app interactions. This includes desktop-based app interactions and mobile apps, with mobile apps making up the majority of these interactions.

“IT leaders should ensure they have infrastructure in place that takes into account data collected, not only via mobile apps, but also from apps running on wearable devices,” says Roxane Edjlali, research director at Gartner.

Detailed analysis is available in Gartner’s report titled “Adapt Your Information Infrastructure in the Age of Consumer-Centric Mobile Apps.”