The issue of mobile application technology is being raised more and more in the enterprise business space. Our Managing Director for the UK, Dave Akka, writes a nice piece here in the Financial Times, explaining the business case for companies looking to implement a sensible mobile strategy for their workforce.
For further reading on the latest Mobile Enterprise Application develompents have a look at our latest White Paper
In other news, many people are talking about Microsoft's announcement that they are releasing a new Cloud platform calledAzure.
For Magic Software, who are an application platform vendor for RIA, mobile and SaaS, it can only be a positive move. Microsoft providing a Cloud enabled operating system tends to confirm Magic Software's own technology vision - that SaaS is here to stay and can convey some significant benefits to enterprise companies looking to hire-in advanced CRM, ERP or other business functionality that they would otherwise have to build themselves.
My only concern is that SaaS remains not an entirely clear-cut decision for ISVs who already operate and earn the bulk of their revenues from licenced Client/Server applications.
For ISVs and other software providers it therefore remains important that they can run both SaaS and Client/Server applications together - cost-effectively. For that, Magic Software's uniPaaS platform is uniquely designed to allow ISV's to run both SaaS and Client/Server models for the same development effort and from the same single code-base.
This way ISVs are not forced to choose between one model and other - but rather can cost-effectively run both in parallel and maintain their options open for the future.