Savvas, Antony
October 2003
Computer Weekly;10/14/2003, p57
Trade Publication
Mobile computing can make it easier for the smaller company to do business. The good thing about mobile technology in business is that it is a great leveller, as small companies can gain just as much advantage from it as larger firms. The article describes mobile technologies that should be considered by SMEs. The start-up costs of implementing mobile solutions are relatively modest when compared to enterprise resource planning systems or traditional supply chain software. The other good news is that SMEs have yet to fall behind bigger enterprises because the technology has only recently started to take off, so SMEs can prepare carefully to make good gains in the market. For businesses it is wireless Lan, rather than souped-up mobile handsets, that hold out the greatest promise. Most mobile services are built around technologies such as 802.11 standard-based wireless Lans, General Packet Radio Services or 2.5G mobile networks, Bluetooth wireless connectivity between devices, or the much-hyped 3G. INSETS: What mobile solutions can do for you;Useful websites.


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