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Three Laws of Modern Applications

Alena Davis, Appian
September 25, 2013

Everyone's talking about it. Analyst highlight it in their visionary reports, tech columnists speculate on its implications, and major corporations try to figure out how to leverage it. What's it? It's modern applications -- specifically, mobilizing and socializing data within the enterprise.

It's undeniable that mobile, social, cloud, and big data aren't just a flash in the pan. But with all of the information flying around, it can be difficult for CIOs to make sense of it all. That's why CIOSynergy has invited Appian's CEO, Matt Calkins, to New York to talk about this subject. As one of the featured speakers at CIOSynergy New York, Matt will help CIOs cut through the chatter to the heart of work with his "Three Laws of Modern Applications."

The application is changing. According to Forbes, mobile app development projects will outnumber native PC projects by a ratio of 4-to-1 by 2015. Users expect to be able to access their work wherever they are, on whichever device they choose to use. They want to be able to collaborate on their work and easily access key data from a variety of sources. But how can CIOs turn these dreams into reality? The answer lies in modern applications. Modern applications need to embrace mobile, social, and cloud -- and provide the same user experience across the board.

Three Laws of Modern Applications

1. All combinations of local/cloud and desktop/mobile should be available.

2. All iterations of the application should have the same look and same featureset.

3. Transitioning between iterations should be easy.

By following these rules, CIOs can ensure that users have access to modern applications that will empower them to take action on their work instead of struggling with unfamiliar interfaces. With this increase in coordination, visibility, and accountability, businesses can achieve dramatic results, which Matt will tell you all about at CIOSynergy. Some of our customers that have had great success with modern applications include Starbucks and CME Group -- and it can include your company, as well!

If you can't make it to CIOSynergy, download a copy of CITO Research's whitepaper, Turn Enterprise Social Into Real Business Value, to learn more about turning modern applications into real business value.

Alena Callaghan

Sr. Manager, Marketing Programs

Alena Callaghan