Cognito, the managed mobile data provider that two years ago migrated its entire customer base to an advanced GPRS-based solution, has rolled out its 10,000th active subscriber.
This figure represents a doubling of the Cognito subscriber base since January 2003, reflecting the growing market trend in uptake of mobile data services.
Gartner predicts that by 2010, 80% of key business processes will involve the exchange of real-time information involving mobile workers.
Steve Alderson, managing director, said, “Our belief is that implementing effective mobile workflow solutions offers enormous potential for organisations, not just to maintain their position, but to accelerate growth and take their business to another level.”
This view is supported by Gartner research which indicates that enterprises already basing key processes on a rich IT infrastructure can reap the highest ROI though mobile extensions of these applications.
“Furthermore, traditional markets for mobile data services such as facilities and service management, are now being joined by other market sectors which recognise the real business opportunities that effectively deployed and managed solutions can deliver,” Alderson said.
In the past six months Cognito has secured contracts within many new sectors including Highways contractor Siemens Traffic Controls, Blick, the Stanley Security Solutions company, local government organisations such as Peterborough City Council as well as courier companies such as CitySprint.