Elephant or cheetah?
Two years ago IBM talked about developing and managing mobility more than actually delivered on such a promise. By the company’s 2013 Impact conference this had changed considerably, with acquisitions significantly improving the picture. Today the issue is not whether IBM’s software can produce but more about its ability to be lean and speedy enough for the mobile environment.
The company’s MobileFirst portfolio arrived at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2013 as a new IBM brand meant to associate Big Blue with all things mobile. It’s comprised of many different elements, including those drawn from the Rational, WebSphere, Tivoli, and Information Management parts of the IBM software library. MobileFirst is organized as follows: