Plenary Keynote Lectures
Topic: The Next Big Thing: Are We Ready for Mobile Apps in the Enterprise?
From the early beginnings of hardware and software market there were thousands of improvements to today’s world of IT devices, capabilities, systems, wireless and Internet technologies. It enabled the fast progress of mobile applications, commonly named apps. In the last five years, the quality of mobile devices, the network speeds and security made huge enhancement in the business environment, particularly Cloud computing and BYOD concept. We would like to add the third big thing to the wave: use of mobile Apps in Business. In the area of Higher education majority of CS, IT, MIS…programs still focus on teaching traditional SAD courses! If there are no companies to hire them, students need to be innovative and offer their own products: apps. It is high time for moving fast forward: universities need to promote entrepreneurship and to teach students to build business oriented mobile apps developed in Swift and/or Android landscape of languages for the business applications! Two experimental and simple mobile business apps Sustainify (for supporting sustainability efforts) and MaRQet (for saving money in supply chain management) will be discussed.