IBM has announced the release of MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, its updated suite of tools for mobile development, testing and management. The key change from previous versions of the software is that it has been designed to support cloud computing.
?Demand for cloud continues to skyrocket and mobile applications are the driving force behind that demand within the enterprise? said Michael Gilfix, vice president of MobileFirst and Smarter Process at IBM. ?Uniquely designed for the cloud, the new IBM MobileFirst Foundation meets the need for speed and productivity in mobile application development without compromising security.?
A Forrester Research study of MobileFirst found that it helped enterprises decrease mobile application development time from 12 weeks to 7.3 weeks.