Spending On Mobile Computing On The Rise

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2006-05-08 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What's driving enterprise spending on mobile computing? Baseline's survey of 143 information-technology executives shows a clear No. 1 reason: Companies want to improve how employees collaborate and communicate.

What's driving enterprise spending on mobile computing? Baseline's survey of 143 information-technology executives shows a clear No. 1 reason: Companies want to improve how employees collaborate and communicate.

Get the scoop on mobile projects of several major companies—including FedEx Ground, State Farm Insurance and Toshiba America Medical Systems—as well as the challenges they face in achieving their goals.

Survey Results:
Baseline Survey: The Mobile Motive

  • Chart: Spending on Mobile Computing: Companies with more than 1,000 employees expect to spend 5% to 14% more than last year on average.

    Upgrading Portability

  • Chart: Managing Apps: Only about half of those surveyed have deployed company-supplied smart phones, whereas 84% support notebook computers.

    A Leaner Way to Work

  • Chart: Who Gets the Gizmos? It turns out that bigger companies are stingy at doling out portable devices, compared with smaller firms.

    Plus: Online-Only Survey Results
    Find out which industries spend the most on mobile computing and what their key initiatives are, and get a breakdown of mobile applications and devices by company size and industry sector.

    Question: What are the biggest problems organizations face in using mobile computing technology effectively? Write to: baseline@ziffdavis.com



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