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Hybrid Mobile-Cloud Computing: Driving the Future of Enterprise Mobility Product Image

Hybrid Mobile-Cloud Computing: Driving the Future of Enterprise Mobility

  • ID: 2320950
  • November 2012
  • 16 Pages
  • Mind Commerce LLC

Hybrid Mobile Cloud (HMC) computing represents a systems in which a local, native mobile application with a great user interface, is married with cloud computing to provide an intelligent and scalable solution that is better than either native mobile app alone or an HTML5-only cloud computing application.

Our research defines the roles of mobile and cloud computing in the enterprise today and provides a vision for how HMC computing will develop into a new paradigm that will become dominant within the next few years.

This report provides visibility into how HMC computing enables enterprise IT management to deploy customer-facing applications and become a more valued strategic asset for the organization. The analysis focuses on the impact of mobile becoming the primary channel for customers interaction most organizations. The report also provides recommendations for enterprise IT leadership regarding best integration practices for HMC computing within a corporate environment.

Target Audience:

- Cloud service providers
- Mobile network operators
- Mobile application developers
- Next generation computing companies
- Computer and semiconductor companies

1. Executive Summary

1.1. Definition of Hybrid Mobile-Cloud (HMC) computing

1.2. Role of native apps and cloud in enterprise computing

1.3. Developing for HMC computing

1.4. HMC leads to IT leadership both internally & externally

2. Introduction

2.1. Background on cloud & mobile computing

2.2. Mobile at the center of the user's experience

2.3. Introduce the concept of Hybrid Mobile Computing (HMC)

3. The New Mobile Agenda: Internal & External Facing Information Technology

3.1.1. Past: internally facing IT for employees

3.1.2. Future: externally facing IT for customers

4. Mobile Application Platforms

4.1.1. Apple iOS

4.1.2. Google Android

4.1.3. Microsoft Windows Phone

4.1.4. RIM BlackBerry 10

5. Cloud Computing

5.1.1. Differences between cloud and server-based computing

5.1.2. Basics of mobile application development

5.1.2.1. Challenges of working with a small screen

5.1.2.2. Can't simply 'pour' a web design into mobile

5.1.2.3. Have to design the mobile environment

5.1.3. Definition of HMC computing

6. Native Apps vs. HTML5 .

6.1.1. Definitions of HTML5 & native

6.1.2. HTML5 standards development

6.1.3. Capabilities of HTML5 in mobile

6.1.4. Tradeoffs of using HTML5 (with browser) and native

6.1.5. Recommendations

7. Smartphone vs. Tablet Development

7.1.1. Smartphone development

7.1.2. Why it works OK on tablets

7.1.3. Requirements for tablet development

7.1.4. How smartphone and tablet apps are different

8. Hybrid Mobile Cloud Architecture

8.1.1. Overall architecture

8.1.1.1.1. A coordination between local, native mobile app and the cloud

8.1.1.1.2. How native mobile works with the cloud

8.1.2. HMC Architecture Features

8.1.2.1.1. Local, offline operation

8.1.2.1.2. Connecting

8.1.2.1.3. Via Wi-Fi

8.1.2.1.4. Via Wireless Broadband (3G/4G)

8.1.2.1.5. User interface design

8.1.2.1.6. Wire frames

8.1.3. Designing HMC solutions

8.1.3.1.1. The mobile component

8.1.3.1.2. The cloud component

8.1.3.1.3. The HMC integration

8.1.3.1.4. Dealing with smartphone and tablet 'expressions' of the HMC solution

8.1.4. Deployment and management of HMC solutions

8.1.4.1.1. Mobile device management (MDM)

8.1.4.1.2. Internal, employee facing HMC

8.1.4.1.3. External, customer facing HMC

9. HMC as a Strategic Asset

9.1.1. The changing roles of enterprise IT

9.1.1.1.1. From internally facing role to accommodate employees' mobile requirements

9.1.1.1.2. To externally facing role that accommodate mobile access by customers

9.1.2. HMC enables IT management to leverage customer interaction

9.1.3. HMC enables IT to help the CEO deliver mobile services to customers

9.1.4. HMC helps drive the 21st century highly interactive organization

10. The Future of HMC Services

10.1.1. Becoming a standard way to develop 'serious' enterprise apps

10.1.2. Can support internal as well as external

10.1.3. Least cost 'smart' routing for data communications

10.1.4. Reduced number of mobile platforms

10.1.5. Possible merger of notebook and mobile

11. Conclusions

11.1.1. HMC is the way forward for enterprise IT

11.1.2. HMC will become widely adopted

11.1.3. HMC will allow enterprise IT's role in the organization to grow

11.1.4. HMC will enable customers to have better experiences interacting with organizations

Figures

Figure 1. Enterprise IT now has both internal and external responsibilities

Figure 2. Native mobile apps provide a great local experience on the smartphone or tablet without any cloud interaction

Figure 3. Cloud based applications use a browser on the user's machine (PC, smartphone or tablet)

Figure 4. Hybrid mobile cloud based applications that provide a good local user experience plus cloud services

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