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As mobile device use continues to grow in the consumer space, businesses are having a hard time keeping up. According to a recent survey by Apigee Institute (the research arm of Apigee), 45% of large enterprises struggle to deploy successful mobile applications.

“One of the biggest challenges is that not everyone is fully embracing the fact that delivering mobile apps is a fundamental necessity for the business,” said Bryan Kirschner, director of Apigee Institute. “Mobile is both a requirement and what people expect.”

(Related: Rethinking application life-cycle management)

According to Apigee Institute, in order to successfully produce a mobile app, businesses have to meet all five key measures of app deployment success: number of apps, quality of apps, budget, business impact, and time.

“We refer to these companies that exceeded expectations across all measures as ‘App Masters,’ ” said Kirschner.

So, how can a company go from being app-challenged to an App Master?

Look from the outside in: The traditional ways of doing things no longer work in a world of mobile apps, and the ones who are succeeding in the field are looking at what the user wants, according to Kirschner.

“When we say the outside-in, we mean taking a mindset that is about looking at the market and thinking [about] how can we meet market need and drive business need with technology,” he said.

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Christina is the Online & Social Media Editor of SD Times. She is a 2012 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and a concentration in public affairs. She has interned at WNET Metrofocus, WABC Eyewitness News and Newsday. Follow her on twitter at @MulliganSDTimes!