For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform

Why Read This Report

Mobile is pushing aging web architectures to the brink. The three-tier architecture built for a browser-led PC world can't flex, scale, or respond to the needs of a good mobile experience or the emerging requirements for connected products. Mobile's volatility and velocity of change require a distributed four-tier architecture that we call an "engagement platform." The engagement platform separates technical capabilities into four parts: client, delivery, aggregation, and services. The new requirements of modern apps will force content distribution networks, application server vendors, mobile middleware vendors, platform-as-a-service suppliers, a myriad of startups, and enterprises to coalesce around this four-tier architecture. CIOs need to start planning immediately for the migration from three tiers to four.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Mobile Requirements Leave Aging Web Architectures Out In The Cold
  • Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform And Approach
  • Early Examples Of The Four-Tier Engagement Platform
  • How The Engagement Platform Market Will Unfold
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

    Take Four Steps Toward The Four-Tier Engagement Architecture
  • WHAT IT MEANS

    Vendors Will Coalesce Around The Tier They Can Own
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents