IBM releases next generation of MobileFirst designed for the cloud

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has introduced the next generation of IBM MobileFirst Foundation on the IBM Cloud to simplify and accelerate enterprise mobile application development, the company said.

IDC forecasts that cloud IT infrastructure spending will reach USD57.8 billion by 2020 accounting for 47.9 percent of the total spending on enterprise IT infrastructure. This move towards a cloud infrastructure requires a mobile application development platform uniquely designed to provide the essential backend services for cloud deployments while enabling enterprises to use the front-end tools of their choice to create mobile experiences with greater speed, security and performance.

IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 is built to reduce tedious development cycles and accelerate delivery of powerful mobile experiences in cloud environments.

IBM has secured more than 4,300 patents in mobile, social and security, which have been incorporated into IBM MobileFirst solutions that enable enterprise clients to streamline and accelerate mobile adoption, help organizations engage more people and capture new markets.