Alpha Technology Solutions Blog

There's A Shortage of App Developers. What to Do?

Posted by Mark Flanagan on Mar 28, 2017 2:31:27 PM

Originally posted on Alpha Software's Blog:

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From Legacy to Mobile

Posted by Mark Flanagan on Aug 29, 2016 12:52:53 PM

ITweb, a South African clearing house site for IT information, has posted an article challenging the notion that giant legacy infrastructure is a valid reason for not providing mobile apps.

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Topics: Mobile Apps, legacy

How to Meet Enterprise Demand for Mobile Apps

Posted by Mark Flanagan on Aug 22, 2016 2:59:53 PM

Mary K. Pratt has posted an article at Tech Target about how enterprise is meeting the strong demand for mobile apps. The basic question seems to be: Build It Yourself versus Outsourcing – or is there a hybrid approach?

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Topics: Enterprise Apps

Mobile Apps More Affordable for Small Business

Posted by Mark Flanagan on Aug 18, 2016 2:23:21 PM

Andrew Gazdecki has posted an article at SmallBizTrends about the need for small business to jump into mobile apps - and the increasing affordability of doing so. 

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Topics: Mobile Apps

Enterprise Mobility: Conquering The Battle Between Cost And Quality With Low-Code

Posted by Mark Flanagan on Aug 9, 2016 5:39:22 PM

Malcolm Ross, VP of Product Marketing at Appian has posted an article about app cost vs quality on the Business Solutions website.

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Topics: Enterprise Apps, Mobility, low code

Analyst Gives the Low Down on Low Code

Posted by Mark Flanagan on Aug 2, 2016 12:45:32 PM

John R. Rymer, Vice President at Forrester Research who coined the term Low Code (along with his colleague Clay Richardson) was interviewed by Dave Vellante and Jeff Frick. It's a great interview as Rhymer lays out his understanding of the the great need for business app developers and the great shortage thereof.

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Topics: Mobile Apps, low code

5 1/2 Must-Have Features of a Corporate Mobile App

Posted by Mark Flanagan on Jul 25, 2016 3:41:10 PM

What if you give a party and nobody showed up? That's disappointing and embarrassing. But what if you create a mobile app and nobody uses it? That is disappointing, embarrassing AND EXPENSIVE. Not a feather in your cap.

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Topics: Mobile Apps, Enterprise Apps

How to Create Business Applications That Users Actually Use

Posted by Mark Flanagan on Jul 20, 2016 4:28:26 PM

Evan Rose has posted a solid article about creating business apps that work over at Business to Community. He calls business apps "the new battleground for corporations",a description that really gets your attention. Below is a short summary, followed by a link to the full article.

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Topics: Mobile Apps, User Experience, Enterprise Apps

Mobile Forms Help Businesses Go Paper-Free

Posted by Mark Flanagan on Jul 13, 2016 10:13:47 PM

Ramin Edmond, a tech writer for Tech Target, reminds us how mobile forms can save time and money now, as long as they are set up properly and securely. 

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Topics: Mobility, forms

Why You Need A Sound Enterprise Mobility Strategy

Posted by Mark Flanagan on Jul 7, 2016 12:05:08 PM

CMSwire has posted an article by Billy Ho that looks at setting a mobility strategy, with a particular focus on the endless questions posed by mobile device ownership:

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Topics: Mobility, Security