Gartner estimates that mobile phone sales will hit 2.1 billion units by 2019 and that will create enterprise app demands IT departments won’t be able to supply.
The problem is that hiring programmers with good mobile skills is difficult and also expensive.
So creating enterprise mobile apps will continue to be a problem, Gartner believes.
Its research shows that employees in a digital setting use as many as three different devices daily and that will rise to five or six devices when the internet of things and wearable devices go mainstream.
Last year, Gartner found that most organisations have developed and released less than 10 apps.