Survey Shows Growing Demand for Mobile Applications in ASEAN Countries

Survey reveals 76 percent of respondents planning to invest in mobile application projects within the next 24 months

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the results of a survey on enterprise mobility adoption in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. The survey, conducted by IDC and commissioned by Red Hat, includes responses from 275 IT professionals across the three countries.

The survey results, detailed in the IDC InfoBrief, The Maturing Mobile Journey for Enterprises – ASEAN Perspectives, commissioned by Red Hat in February 2017, found that while a significant number of respondents claim to have a strategy in place around mobility, quite a few still struggle when it comes to processes, including execution. Furthermore, the survey also revealed that mobile-specific skills can be difficult to acquire and develop in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Key insights from the IDC InfoBrief include:

  • Respondents in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia are moving beyond devices towards workflow mobility

Fifty-six (56) percent of survey respondents consider mobility strategic to their business, while 40 percent plan to focus on mobile application-related projects in the next 12 to 24 months.

 

  • Demand for mobile applications across the three countries is growing with legacy system integration being a priority

Seventy-six (76) percent of survey respondents either have budgets in place or plan to invest in mobile app projects within the next 24 months; 58 percent plan to deploy between one and five mobile apps within the next 24 months.

 

  • Survey respondents from Singapore view mobility as transformative

Forty-four (44) percent of survey respondents from Singapore consider mobility a strategic business priority; 24 percent have already deployed more than 10 apps in their organization; and one-third believe they have a mature mobile IT organization that can consistently deliver solutions to support their businesses.

 

  • Acquiring the right skill set is viewed as a challenge across the region

Nearly 50 percent of survey respondents believe their organizations have minimal or contracted skills to support mobile projects—this challenge was noted by 60 percent of respondents from Malaysia.

 

The IDC InfoBrief concludes that in today’s increasingly digital era, having a clear mobility strategy is an essential for organizations. As organizations continue to expand their mobile-related projects, having the requisite mobile-specific skills internally is expected to become a necessity, as managing and supporting these projects will require dedicated resources. Investing in this competency can help enable successful mobile deployments.

Source: Media Release

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