Abstract from the Paper:
"Selecting the Right Approach for Mobile Integration
As you ponder your organization’s mobile integration strategy, start by asking what you want to offer
to customers and how much control you want to have over mobile application development. For
example, do you have reliable inhouse resources or do you rely on third parties? Depending on your
specific IT culture, skills, resources, and time constraints, your organization will most likely gravitate to
one of the approaches presented in this paper.
The first three approaches represent “bottomup” development by starting from the underlying
enterprise IT layer:
• Mobile Service Enablement – Development organizations that wish to control the entire user
experience, from the enterprise applications all the way to the mobile frontend, often favor this
• API Management – Application Programming Interface (API) Management enables organizations to
selectively externalize their IT assets via standard interfaces made available to mobile application
• Mobile Backend as a Service (MBAAS) – This method involves abstracting all common mobile functionality into the cloud, which frees up resources to focus on mobile frontend development and
the associated business models for mobile applications."
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