CHAPTER  4

The Buzz

Mobile Devices in the Workplace

SUMMARY

Handheld mobile devices present new challenges to the enterprise architect. Many of the popular apps installed on mobile apps are based on cloud implementations. Much of the buzz surrounding mobile devices comes from the synergy between cloud and mobile. Cloud has contributed greatly to the popularity of mobile devices. Conversely, mobile devices drive cloud innovation and support for mobile apps can be the motivation behind cloud implementations.

Mobile apps for handhelds are wildly popular, but they have both advantages and disadvantages compared with traditional web apps and hybrids. Enterprise architects must weigh the alternatives. The choice is often driven by where logic will ...

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