Old-school application delivery is dead

Mobility has presented a challenge for IT departments: Business users are savvier than ever with mobility, and are beginning to request better functionality with existing enterprise systems. IT departments, hamstrung with “keeping the lights on” in complex environments, are challenged with how to tackle mobile app innovation with the people they have today.

So what’s the primary roadblock to efficient application delivery in the mobile age? Traditional application development methods and tools rely on the old model of collecting business requirements, disappearing for six to nine months, and returning with an application solution. Business users are demanding relevant and personalized user experiences that are tailored specifically for their job, with the simplicity and ease of use of consumer apps.

A significant opportunity exists for IT to drive innovation in the mobile age. In this webinar, our panel will discuss the following:

  • The core difference between the old application delivery model and new, innovative models that address business user needs
  • How traditional development slows down innovation in the mobile age
  • How to reposition IT departments in general, and the application development function in particular, as an enabler of innovation

Speakers include:

  • Fran Dramis, former CIO of BellSouth
  • Jon Collins, IT industry analyst at Gigaom Research
  • George Mashini, Chief Executive Officer at Catavolt

Register here to join Gigaom Research and our sponsor Catavolt for “Old School Application Delivery is Dead: How to Accelerate Innovation in the Mobile Age,” a free analyst webinar on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.