Trends Report

Brief: Services Supplant Mobile Middleware

In 2014, Infrastructure Services Will Become The Enabler For Mobile Success

February 27th, 2014
JH
Jeffrey Hammond
MF
Michael Facemire
With contributors:
Christopher Mines , Christian Kane , Dominique Whittaker

Summary

Application development professionals have many choices when it comes to selecting mobile technologies. One of these, mobile middleware, is in a high state of flux. Market consolidation, backend-as-a-service (BaaS), low-cost native platforms, and open source alternatives are changing the buying equation and putting pressure on vendors' results. In this report, we examine how existing mobile middleware providers are responding to the market changes and how these trends will continue to shape the market for enterprise mobile development tools in 2014.

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