Mobile takes a strategic role

Mobile technology has become a key part of most corporate IT strategies, research from analyst group Quocirca has found.

Mobile technology has become a key part of most corporate IT strategies, research from analyst group Quocirca has found.

A survey of 550 IT decision-makers conducted on behalf of network operator O2 found that European organisations were implementing wireless data technology on a wide scale.

Some 15% of corporates were running more than five different remote access projects, and a further 60% had between two and five projects - both big increases over 2005 figures.

Rob Bamforth, Principal Analyst at Quocirca said, "After early trials and pilots, companies are moving onto the next step with an upswing in those already active or becoming active in this area.

Expanding beyond those initial deployments means a broader community of users, and more applications as mobility becomes mainstream. This underpins the more strategic approach to the planning and usage of mobile and remote access."

The research also showed that competitive advantage and customer service were cited by over 50% of respondents as the key drivers behind their mobile strategy.


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