I’m thrilled to be included in this group of technology influencers and luminaries like Werner Vogels, Steve Wozniak and Mark Russinovich. To become one of those technology influencers, it’s taken a lot of years of hands-on experience building mobile, cloud and Internet of Things solutions combined with writing books, speaking at conferences around the world, blogging, tweeting and mentoring. Check it out at: https://apollotarget.com/the-top-15-industry-analysts-usa/ Sharing my knowledge and helping others never stops, so connect with me on my blog at http://robtiffany.com , follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RobTiffany and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/robtiffany Sign Up for my Newsletter and get a FREE Chapter of “Mobile Strategies for Business!”

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I’m thrilled to be included in this group of technology influencers and luminaries like Werner Vogels, Steve Wozniak and Mark Russinovich. To become one of those technology influencers, it’s taken a lot of years of hands-on experience building mobile, cloud and Internet of Things solutions combined with writing books, speaking at conferences around the world, blogging, tweeting and mentoring. Check it out at: https://apollotarget.com/the-top-15-industry-analysts-usa/ Sharing my knowledge and helping others never stops, so connect with me on my blog at http://robtiffany.com , follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RobTiffany and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/robtiffany Sign Up for my Newsletter and get a FREE Chapter of “Mobile Strategies for Business!”

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Mobile middleware provides intelligent aggregation of backend business data while reducing duplication of field data entry. Requiring employees to connect to multiple backend systems, one at a time, to complete their tasks is wasteful. Furthermore, forcing each mobile app to aggregate disparate data from ERP, CRM, supply chain, and others places results in high latency and is prone to security flaws. Wouldn’t it be nice if an app could make a single connection to an on-premises or cloud-based server to transparently exchange data with multiple backend systems? Mobile middleware systems make this complicated task a reality. Through the use of adapters that interface with a variety of backend packages, databases, message

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Mobile middleware provides intelligent aggregation of backend business data while reducing duplication of field data entry. Requiring employees to connect to multiple backend systems, one at a time, to complete their tasks is wasteful. Furthermore, forcing each mobile app to aggregate disparate data from ERP, CRM, supply chain, and others places results in high latency and is prone to security flaws. Wouldn’t it be nice if an app could make a single connection to an on-premises or cloud-based server to transparently exchange data with multiple backend systems? Mobile middleware systems make this complicated task a reality. Through the use of adapters that interface with a variety of backend packages, databases, message

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Mobile-enable backend business systems by wrapping them with REST APIs that speak the same language as any device, browser or app. Most backend business systems organizations have deployed over the last several decades have absolutely nothing common. They all speak different languages via myriad binary and text wire protocols. They typically don’t talk to each other and they don’t talk mobile. This is a big problem in today’s mobile-first world because CIOs expect data from any of their backend systems to be delivered to any device, thus empowering their employees. Companies are faced with difficult choices ranging from replacing the old systems with new, mobile-friendly ones, rewriting custom systems, upgrading to

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Mobile-enable backend business systems by wrapping them with REST APIs that speak the same language as any device, browser or app. Most backend business systems organizations have deployed over the last several decades have absolutely nothing common. They all speak different languages via myriad binary and text wire protocols. They typically don’t talk to each other and they don’t talk mobile. This is a big problem in today’s mobile-first world because CIOs expect data from any of their backend systems to be delivered to any device, thus empowering their employees. Companies are faced with difficult choices ranging from replacing the old systems with new, mobile-friendly ones, rewriting custom systems, upgrading to

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The mobile Internet communicates with HTTP(S), follows an architectural style called REST, serializes data as JSON & compresses with GZip and Deflate. These different standards weren’t mashed together by a working group. They represent a grass-roots phenomenon that transformed how the Internet communicates. Data traverses the globe through routers and firewalls via the Hypertext Transfer Protocol HTTP(S). While standards bodies worked for years to create the simple object access protocol (SOAP), the representational state transfer protocol (REST) emerged from a Phd dissertation. REST used the basic verbs of HTTP including GET, POST, PUT and DELETE, to pass messages and call remote procedures across heterogeneous systems. You probably remember the XML craze

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The mobile Internet communicates with HTTP(S), follows an architectural style called REST, serializes data as JSON & compresses with GZip and Deflate. These different standards weren’t mashed together by a working group. They represent a grass-roots phenomenon that transformed how the Internet communicates. Data traverses the globe through routers and firewalls via the Hypertext Transfer Protocol HTTP(S). While standards bodies worked for years to create the simple object access protocol (SOAP), the representational state transfer protocol (REST) emerged from a Phd dissertation. REST used the basic verbs of HTTP including GET, POST, PUT and DELETE, to pass messages and call remote procedures across heterogeneous systems. You probably remember the XML craze

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Create a corporate mobile center of excellence to create processes, establish governance & develop a matrix of supported devices. Your transformation must begin with your people! Despite the growing maturity of mobile technologies in the enterprise, most organizations have been unable to put the governance in place needed to make mobility work well for employees and employers alike. When BYOD users don’t know the rules for using their devices at work, it’s the same as having no rules at all. The most important step you can take is to create a mobile center of excellence (COE) comprised of employees from most of your different business units and IT. This team will

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Create a corporate mobile center of excellence to create processes, establish governance & develop a matrix of supported devices. Your transformation must begin with your people! Despite the growing maturity of mobile technologies in the enterprise, most organizations have been unable to put the governance in place needed to make mobility work well for employees and employers alike. When BYOD users don’t know the rules for using their devices at work, it’s the same as having no rules at all. The most important step you can take is to create a mobile center of excellence (COE) comprised of employees from most of your different business units and IT. This team will

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