Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Appcelerator®, the leading mobile platform company, today announced former Gartner analyst Michael King has joined the Appcelerator team as principal mobile strategist. A recognized authority in mobile, King will help Appcelerator’s more than 1,000 global customers to scale their mobile strategy using Appcelerator’s cross-platform solution.
“The majority of enterprises are still in the early days of developing a complete mobile strategy, which leverages cloud services and device capabilities to deliver employees and customers a rich cross-platform app experience,” said Michael King. “As someone who has spent the past 17 years specializing in mobile enterprise strategy, I am thrilled to bring this expertise to Appcelerator to help our clients build an end-to-end mobile strategy that transforms their customer relationships and empowers their mobile workforce.”
In addition to helping Appcelerator’s enterprise customers define and implement their mobile strategies, King will help guide the company’s internal product strategy, ensuring Appcelerator’s Titanium platform and integrated services meet the highest standards for building intuitive, cloud-connected content-rich applications for mobile, tablet and desktop platforms. He will also provide strategic sales support, partner enablement, as well as market research/analysis and product evangelism.
An IT industry veteran, King spent the past 11 years at Gartner, most recently as research director, where he managed all U.S.-based wireless data research, specializing in mobile enterprise strategy. He has authored Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for MCAP (Mobile Consumer Application Platforms) and MEAP (Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms) since their creation, as well as the Magic Quadrants for Wireless LAN, U.S. Wireless Carriers, and the Packaged Mobile Applications Market Scope. King is also a frequent speaker on mobile, app development and enterprise technologies at influential industry conferences. Prior to Gartner, King held marketing and research positions at Neopoint and META Group.
“We are delighted that Appcelerator’s customers can now benefit from Michael’s deep expertise in the mobile enterprise,” said Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator. “As businesses seek to define how best to expand to various devices and to leverage mobility plus the cloud, Michael will ensure they do so in the smartest, most cost-effective, and most impactful way. We are delighted to have him on board to help ensure customer success as we broaden and deepen the capabilities of Appcelerator’s platform.”
Gartner projects over one billion smartphones and media tablets will be sold globally by 2015, forcing enterprises to define how to best deploy, secure, manage and support apps on these devices. According to Gartner, CIOs fully expect to support up to three mobile operating systems this year, with 20% of devices employee-owned. Further, Strategy Analytics predicts the mobile SaaS market is growing to $3.7 billion by 2016, (a five-year compound growth rate of 25.8%), with accelerated SaaS adoption in the corporate business environment driven by the ability to integrate business applications on smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices.
Read King’s latest blog, “A CIO’s Top Five Mobility Questions” at http://appcel.us/8Fd9Q.
Join King as he hosts his first Appcelerator webinar, “Where Are You in Your Mobile Maturity, and Where Do You Want To Be?” at http://appcel.us/8FdJq.
About Appcelerator Appcelerator is the leading mobile platform company for thousands of companies who are seizing the mobile opportunity with more than 35,000 applications on 40 million devices. Appcelerator’s Titanium Platform leverages over 5,000 mobile device and operating system capabilities to create native iOS and Android apps as well as HTML5 mobile web apps. Customers who standardize on the Titanium Platform get to market 70% faster and can quickly optimize mobile business results with analytics–driven insights into user behavior and app performance. The open and fully extensible Titanium Platform makes it easy to incorporate data, content and services from a variety of sources into mobile applications for best–of–breed capabilities. Appcelerator’s worldwide ecosystem includes 1.6M developers, and hundreds of ISVs and integration partners. Visit http://www.appcelerator.com.
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