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Mobile apps to impact information infrastructure

by Brian Sims

Consumer-centric mobile apps are increasingly playing an important role on the way that individuals access and share data. According to Gartner, by 2015, most mobile apps will sync, collect and analyse deep data about users and their social graphs, but most IT leaders are failing to consider the deep impact that mobile apps have on their information infrastructure. Roxane Edjlali, research director at Gartner says,” IT leaders should ensure they have infrastructure in place that takes into account data collected, not only via mobile apps, but also from apps running on wearable devices.” Gartner also predicts that, by 2017, wearable devices will drive 50 percent of total app interactions. This includes desktop-based app interactions and mobile apps, with mobile apps making up the majority of these interactions. To date, most applications have been developed to support specific business-to-consumer interactions. For example, some use location data to offer contextually relevant information, and some also collect other information about their users ‘

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