Mobile apps have never been more important to your business – and they will only become more so in the future because of a couple irreversible macro trends in our world. 

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a shift toward hybrid and remote work that was already happening organically before quarantines and lockdowns changed our lives forever. At this point, it’s hard to imagine a workforce that is not hybrid or remote, which means your workers are often accessing confidential corporate information from various touch points during the day. In fact, according to a recent survey, two-thirds of workers are using smartphones to do work and workers are using on average 2.5 devices for work. 

While developers adapt to provisioning for a hybrid and remote workforce, they are facing another pressing issue: Baby Boomers are rapidly leaving the workforce – and Gen X is not far behind them. Whether or not we believe in the staying power of The Great Resignation, workers are leaving the workforce for other opportunities, often working for themselves in an economy that is suddenly favoring gig workers. 

The departure of those two generations from the workforce means that businesses are rapidly becoming staffed by Gen Y and Z workers – both digital natives that have different expectations for technology than previous generations. These digital natives were raised on mobile phones, tablets, and instant gratification from technology. They bring those same expectations to the workforce, putting pressure on your IT organization to build apps that increase productivity and efficiency while also providing a user experience similar to what they have with consumer apps. For instance, for