Mobile industry "well placed" to use cloud-based apps

28 January 2010 — 8:00 PM

Cloud-based mobile applications will achieve revenue of close to £5.85 billion by 2014, it has been suggested.

Juniper suggests that the growth of the market will come from an increased demand for collaborative services and the widespread usage of mobile broadband services and the greater use of key technological enablers such as HTML5.

Steve Reynolds, chairman of the Mobile Data Association, said: "I think enterprise mobility and mobile solutions are ideally placed to harness cloud computing and take it and accelerate it to a good commercial conclusion."

He added that the mobile industry is better positioned to "exploit, utilise and deploy" cloud-based services more than the server and infrastructure side of the industry on the basis that [the mobile phone] is a connective device.

Research from Symantec revealed that Hybrid cloud computing was ranked as a major priority by 54 per cent of businesses surveyed.

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