Gartner's top 10 mobile technologies for 2015 and 2016

The Boardroom

by Claire Vanner| 24 February 2014

A look forward at the future top tech trends...

Organisations wishing to unlock the full potential of mobility must master a wide range of technologies and skills, many of which are unfamiliar to IT staff.

Nick Jones, VP and distinguished analyst at Gartner, has shared Gartner's top 10 mobile technologies and capabilities that organisations must master in 2015 and 2016. Are you ahead of the trends?


Multiplatform/Multiarchitecture Application Development Tools
Most organisations will need application development tools to support a "3 x 3" future -- three key platforms (Android, iOS and Windows) and three application architectures (native, hybrid and mobile web).

Tool selection will be a complex balancing act, trading off many technical and nontechnical issues (such as productivity versus vendor stability), and most large organisations will need a portfolio of several tools to deliver to the architectures and platforms they require.


HTML5 won't be a simple panacea for mobile application portability because it's fragmented and immature and therefore poses many implementation and security risks. However, as HTML5 and its development tools mature, the popularity of the mobile web and hybrid applications will increase.

Hence, despite many challenges, HTML5 will be an essential technology for organisations delivering applications across multiple platforms.

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