Business sluggish for mobile solutions

Only 6% of the companies surveyed in IDC's 2005 Enterprise Mobility Survey are interested in mobile data applications such as push-to-talk or mobile commerce.

Only 6% of the companies surveyed in IDC's 2005 Enterprise Mobility Survey are interested in mobile data applications such as push-to-talk or mobile commerce. Even more business-focused applications such as mobile salesforce automation and mobile CRM only piqued the interest of 10% of the panel.

"Although mobilisation of the enterprise market is happening across small, medium and large companies, it is being implemented more at a unit level than for the entire organisation," says Rosie Secchi, senior analyst for IDC's European Wireless Enterprise service.

"The true benefits of including mobility are through a solution approach that reaches into the processes of the company as well. Providing connectivity is only the starting point."

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