Can companies go completely mobile and ditch desktop apps?
Lately I’ve been wondering if a company can transition to mobile apps and lose the desktop platforms. Besides convenience, a major impact to using mobile apps is reducing technology costs.
I wanted to identify the common mobile apps businesses need in order to be successful. The following are examples of mobile apps currently available on the Android, Apple and Microsoft mobile platforms. I used these three platforms strictly because they have the largest market share and have the best chance of meeting business operations needs.
For the sake of this article I am classifying desktop application as an application that is installed on a PC or Mac and not a web-based application. I am defining a mobile app as an app you download and install on your smartphone and tablet.
The purpose of this suggested scenario is to offer a different perspective on typical operations for a business. Through this analysis I offer a different opinion on how technology can transform a business; how a business owner can run their business while on the go.