Pyxis Mobile Survey Reveals Agility and Security are Leading Factors in Choosing a Mobile App Development Tool

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Survey found that a high level of security and the ability to quickly and easily make ongoing changes to their mobile applications are features that IT professionals consider priorities

A recent survey conducted by Pyxis Mobile, provider of the only cross-device mobile application development platform designed to meet customers’ constantly changing needs, found that a high level of security and the ability to quickly and easily make ongoing changes to their mobile applications are features that IT professionals consider priorities when seeking a mobile app development tool.

Survey respondents included CIOs, CTOs, IT directors/managers, systems and network administrators, programmers and technology support, as well as Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) members and attendees at the Oracle Application User Group Forum – Collaborate 11. The survey was also distributed via Pyxis Mobile’s social networking outlets.

A vast majority of survey respondents (77%) agreed that security is an important factor in choosing a mobile application development tool. Additionally, 71% of respondents confirmed that a tool’s ability to allow users to make ongoing changes to applications in real-time was critical when evaluating the different mobile technologies that are available. Other factors that play a significant role in the IT decision-making process were a tool’s ability to provide rapid app development and deployment, unlimited data integration capabilities enabling apps to connect to any back-end enterprise system, and extensive design features allowing users to build visually appealing apps with a rich UI/UX.

“The widespread adoption of mobile devices in the enterprise has created an increased pressure on IT departments to deliver secure mobile applications to their employees and customers,” said Steven Levy, CEO of Pyxis Mobile. “As this market matures and more development options emerge, IT professionals are faced with an increasingly difficult challenge of choosing a solution that is not only secure, but also enables them to take full control of their mobile initiatives. Pyxis Mobile platform’s agility and flexibility has enabled thousands of companies to do just that.”

Additional survey findings include:

  •     91% of respondents believe that their department or company could benefit from the use of mobile applications. Of those, 60% view business intelligence apps as providing the most value, while internal operations and resource management (29%) were ranked second, and sales/CRM and field service apps are viewed as equally beneficial, at 26% each. Seventeen percent of respondents believe consumer facing apps used for marketing and/or mobile commerce purposes would also be beneficial to their company.
  •     Tablets are gaining an increasing level of acceptance in the enterprise. Thirty-three percent of respondents confirmed that their company currently supports or plans to support the iPad, while 14% say that Android tablets will soon be entering the hands of their workforce.
  •     Twenty-seven percent of respondents work for companies that sell software to businesses or consumers. Of those, 70% offer a mobile version of this software or plan to within the next 12 months.

To participate in upcoming surveys and gain access to the latest enterprise mobility news and trends, follow Pyxis Mobile on Twitter (@PyxisMobile) and find them on Facebook.

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About Pyxis Mobile
Pyxis Mobile provides the only mobile application platform designed for today’s constantly changing needs. Using Pyxis Mobile’s innovative platform software, companies are able to build rich native client applications that fully integrate with the most widely used smart devices including BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Android tablets. The Pyxis Mobile platform is a configuration-based tool that does not require software code development, dramatically reducing the time it takes customers to build and deploy mobile applications. The platform provides the ability to update applications quickly and easily (no code recompilation or redeployment is required), integrate with unlimited data sources using a plug-in-based architecture, and implement enterprise-grade security. With pricing that is transparent and scales with your mobility needs, Pyxis Mobile is able to mobilize companies of all sizes across industry verticals. For over 10 years, Pyxis Mobile has powered mobile initiatives for customers around the globe, including companies such as Halliburton, Deloitte, Thomson Reuters and AT&T. For more information, contact Pyxis Mobile at (781) 997-0300 or visit


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