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July/August 2017, Vol. 1, No. 5

Mobile cloud services for app dev are too good to 'PaaS' up

The selection of mobile development, test and management tools has stalled many companies' mobile plans. More than half of IT leaders said the ability to scale development efforts inhibits the success of their mobile strategy, according to Lopez Research. Advances in cloud computing can help overcome these issues. New platform as a service (PaaS) offerings will play an integral role in the development, security and delivery of mobile applications. PaaS enables companies to develop, run and manage applications without building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with creating and launching an app. It can also provide support for specific functions, such as location-based services. These mobile cloud services can support app development by offering the following: Infrastructure to run and scale mobile apps. Many companies have purchased cloud infrastructure to quickly turn on short-term development and test environments for distributed app teams and partners. Organizations can extend this concept to mobile ...

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