A new report from the Enterprise Mobility Exchange predicts that mobile applications will be among the top investments witnessed across the enterprise sector next year.
Global State of Enterprise Mobility for the Past, Present and Future highlights the investment priorities of leading enterprise mobility and IT professionals.
And mobile apps are at the top of the list.
The key priority investments for 2014 and beyond to emerge include mobile applications (47.6%) followed by BYOD devices and Mobile Device Management (MDM).
Correspondingly, mobile security is set to become a bigger priority in the next 12-18 months, with 42.9% of practitioner respondents selecting it as a likely investment (versus 20% who have made an investment in the past 18 months).
The survey also shows that since the start of 2012, practitioners have been investing in a wide variety of enterprise mobility solutions. Among them, 44% of practitioner respondents highlighted investments in mobile applications.