Although announced as the Holy Grail by infrastructure providers for companies willing to deploy economic environment for application on the Cloud, PaaS seems in vain, giving reign to a new prince – BaaS. Can a business’s most critical apps be mobile app? Capriza nods with satisfaction and playfulness. Device wars between tech giants seem to be irrelevant as the real battle happens backstage Gartner claims.
The new Cloud Mobile Enterprise
Facebook acquired Parse. PayPal bought Stackmob. Red Hat recently acquired FeedHenry. SalesForce launched SalesForce platform mobile services.
The behaviour above manifested by some of the tech giants traditionally providing an environment for application development and deployment tells that the world is moving from client-server architecture for purely mobile-cloud architecture.
Yet what was considered with a great deal of comfort to be the future of application development is quickly getting overrun by newer and fresher companion. Vendors are fast on catching up and adjusting their service offering to the demand of the small business entities and companies in their BaaS service offering.
The reason may not be that difficult to comprehend. While PaaS was considered the future of application development, BaaS offers several other out-of-the-box features among which push notifications.
Indeed BaaS provides the full client device mobile feature set (caching, data sync, encryption, location, etc.) and the mobile backend features required for every next-Gen app: identity management, data services, engagement services (push notifications, analytics, etc.), and business logic — in the form of a full PaaS — to tie it all together in context for a good user experience (TechCrunch).
The reason why businesses are turning towards mobile cloud vendors is simple. Mobile and Cloud are born for each other. Companies need to attain a competitive edge with high-end mobile app and simultaneously face the challenge to keep up with the ever changing and upgrading application development technologies and frameworks.
Capriza raises $27 million to mobilize legacy Enterprise Apps
It looks like over the past year the gap between consumer and enterprise mobile apps has grown even wider. Consumer apps are champions in integrating new design trends, clean and more intuitive UI than ever. But Enterprise app still looks grumpy and old, unable to catch up and ride the wave. This is especially the case with mission critical apps which often run on specialized hardware and software suite.
Capriza is stepping in to fill in the gap and demonstrate what Enterprise Mobility truly means. Capriza is an end-to-end enterprise mobility platform that enables enterprises to mobile-enable critical business workflows without the need to access source code, APIs, or integration. The approach involves taking the perspective that applications can be left in place, but can be wrapped with a mobile layer that allows mobile applications to be built that interface with them.
Packaged applications such as Oracle and SAP is where Capriza’s approach will find its place immediately furthermore since these applications are here to stay on the long run.
The Battle for Device dominance is an illusion
We are all first-hand witnesses of the aggressive device wars between Apple and Samsung. Yet, the truth is that the winner will derive its real victory on the back-end and cloud services. This makes devices absolutely irrelevant, especially for ongoing and future Enterprise Mobility initiatives.
The recent Gartner Itxpo Simposiym highlighted an interesting fact. While gadget war is fun, they will not determine the amount of profit major Enterprise Mobility players will harness on their products. Microsoft will still have a huge share in Enterprise mobility thanks to its Office 365 Enterprise Suite. Samsung’s ace lies in continuous pushing and making Android more popular in the Enterprise space while selling complimentary services and software. Blackberry is keeping its ground with its Enterprise Server 12 which will be launched this November.
Gartner rightfully confirmed that device wars are fun, but the real war happens on the back end and services part away from the eyes of most spectators.