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Five Points When Building the Business Case for Mobile Enterprise Apps

5×5 for building 5-Star in-house Enterprise Mobile Apps #1

Today I thought I would put together five steps and five points within to producing 5-Star Mobile Apps

Here is #1

Five points when Building the Business Case for Mobile Enterprise Apps

1. Create a Visionary Plan for more mobile Apps and know how they will aid and shape your enterprise

2. Create an ADS (Application Definition Statement) for each App, specifying purpose and intended audience.

3. Create a Budget for devices, if CYOD and include the next two steps. Also include your estimated ROI.

4. Create a plan for a Device Management & Security Infrastructure - Use a leading MDM such as Afaria

5. Create a plan for an App Dev Team using a future proof Development Platform - Use a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP), such as SUP

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As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain