Mobility governance assures you have sound policies, including UX and visual design, architecture, BYOD policy, application distribution and management. Also, complying with all the desired diverse features and functions of such applications (like an enterprise app store) is hardly possible with an in-house team. Outsourcing this function to a third party ensures that a thorough audit will be performed to make sure there is policy compliance.
There is an intense debate in the industry and the marketplace about the pros and cons of outsourcing mobility projects versus keeping them in-house. Some of the factors that drive this debate include:
Is the mobility project related to the company’s core business?
Is it a revenue generation model (profit center) or a non-core IT asset (cost center)?
What is the availability of human resources for the project?
What is the agility and flexibility of current employees to learn and master new paradigms and new technologies?
What is the ability to provide post production support?
What would the cost of failure be?
Despite these questions, outsourcing mobility projects does provide some clear-cut advantages. Here are the top 10 reasons outsourcing mobility projects is better than keeping them in-house, as identified by Rauf Adil, director of technology at Virtusa Corporation.
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