BOSTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Report from the Yankee Group boldly
predicts that in 2001 mobile solutions projects will transition from beta
stage to full-scale deployments. The Yankee Group also highlights the fact
that users will demand more strategic work and fewer prototypes from service
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According to the Report, titled "2001: A Service Provider's Odyssey: Who
Wins and ... " most service vendors have been investing heavily in new
initiatives. The top ten key factors impacting service firms include: mobile
solutions, smart cards, staffing, collocation/netsourcing, application service
providers (ASPs), changing consulting firms, product firm initiatives in
consulting, vertical opportunities, multi-geography delivery, and distributed
"We believe the technology marketplace will continue to grow selectively,"
said Andy Efstathiou, a program manager in the Yankee Group's E-Sourcing
Strategies Planning Service.
"However, the market will get much harsher on ill-considered initiatives.
Therefore, the cost of not getting it right will be higher in 2001, and the
benefits for getting it right will be higher as well," added Efstathiou.
Additionally, this Report examines service provider's accountability and
the ever-present demand for varied sourcing options. "Not only will users
seek a single point of responsibility to deliver complete solutions, but
flexibility in sourcing options will be a key source of competitive advantage
for vendors," continued Efstathiou. "We expect and illustrate in this Report
that vendors will build more technologically robust offerings through various
hosting options: ASP, netsourcing, and offshore development."
This Report is available immediately from the Yankee Group's E-Sourcing
Strategies Planning Service.
NOTE TO EDITORS: For more information or to schedule an interview, please
contact Andy Efstathiou at 617-880-0259 or email@example.com.
About the Yankee Group
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research and strategic consulting, whose broad-reaching analysis encompasses
all areas essential to e-business success: the Internet, electronic commerce,
communications, wireless/mobile, computing, and enterprise applications. The
Yankee Group specializes in assisting companies with their e-business,
enterprise networking, and Internet technology and electronic market
initiatives while maintaining synergy with their overall business strategies.
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throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. With over
30 different planning services, complete consulting capabilities, and a full
calendar of technology-focused conferences and seminars held around the globe,
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