AMR Research Report Reveals that Infrastructure is Needed as Wireless Shifts toward Business-to-Business

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from AMR Research

    BOSTON, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Similar to the rise of electronic commerce
 as a new channel for business transactions, 2001 will see companies looking to
 wireless technology to transform how they approach their business and
 technology investments.  However, companies can learn from the mistakes made
 during the adoption of e-commerce, and ensure investments in wireless are
 fully integrated and aligned with technology and business initiatives.
     Even though the European market has led the charge for B2C wireless
 adoption, AMR Research believes that the United States will have a distinct
 advantage over European companies because the largest potential market segment
 for widespread B2B wireless adoption - Internet B2B infrastructure companies -
 resides in the U.S.  Additionally, U.S. companies have established
 infrastructure from e-commerce initiatives to help speed wireless adoption.
     The March 2001 _AMR Report on Enabling Technologies - A House of Cards
 Can't Support Mobile Applications_ details recommendations for early-adopter
 companies that are looking to move all or a portion of their applications to a
 mobile platform.
 
     Key report findings:
     -- Wireless does not standalone.  It must be considered as a part of the
       overall application strategy to help extend applications to new
       channels, partners and customers.
     -- Lessons learned from the mass adoption of e-commerce apply to wireless.
     -- Flexible architecture helps reduce the cost and complexity arising from
       growth of new devices, applications and standards.
     -- Wireless creates another challenge to the already complicated task of
       integration.
     -- Security and management will become a top priority.
     -- Wired business-to-business infrastructure in the U.S. is the launching
       pad for wireless adoption.
     -- Mobile technologies allow organizations to do more with less by
       improving access to data and decreasing response times.
 
     NOTE TO EDITORS: To receive a copy or to speak with an analyst, please
 contact one of the following:
 
      Kelly Wester
      AMR Research
      617-350-1734
      kwester@amrresearch.com
 
      Ingrid Seroppian
      AMR Research
      617-574-5199
      iseroppian@amrresearch.com
 
      Nikki Smith
      Herald Communications
      +44-207-340-6300
      nsmith@heraldcommunications.com
 
     About AMR Research
     AMR Research is a leading provider of research and analysis of e-business
 strategies and technologies.  Our research offers a comprehensive view of the
 rapidly-evolving business processes fundamental to success in the new economy.
 We focus on industry-specific coverage of supply-chain management, customer
 management, enterprise management, business-to-business e-commerce, and all
 underlying enabling technologies.  Our experienced research team analyzes the
 impact of technology on industry and understands how to align new technology
 with real business goals, industry by industry.  We maintain research and
 analysis on more than 2000 software, technology infrastructure, and service
 providers. We use this intelligence to help global companies evaluate, select,
 and manage new systems.  We also provide analysis, advice, and market data to
 software and services providers and members of the financial community.
 
 

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    BOSTON, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Similar to the rise of electronic commerce
 as a new channel for business transactions, 2001 will see companies looking to
 wireless technology to transform how they approach their business and
 technology investments.  However, companies can learn from the mistakes made
 during the adoption of e-commerce, and ensure investments in wireless are
 fully integrated and aligned with technology and business initiatives.
     Even though the European market has led the charge for B2C wireless
 adoption, AMR Research believes that the United States will have a distinct
 advantage over European companies because the largest potential market segment
 for widespread B2B wireless adoption - Internet B2B infrastructure companies -
 resides in the U.S.  Additionally, U.S. companies have established
 infrastructure from e-commerce initiatives to help speed wireless adoption.
     The March 2001 _AMR Report on Enabling Technologies - A House of Cards
 Can't Support Mobile Applications_ details recommendations for early-adopter
 companies that are looking to move all or a portion of their applications to a
 mobile platform.
 
     Key report findings:
     -- Wireless does not standalone.  It must be considered as a part of the
       overall application strategy to help extend applications to new
       channels, partners and customers.
     -- Lessons learned from the mass adoption of e-commerce apply to wireless.
     -- Flexible architecture helps reduce the cost and complexity arising from
       growth of new devices, applications and standards.
     -- Wireless creates another challenge to the already complicated task of
       integration.
     -- Security and management will become a top priority.
     -- Wired business-to-business infrastructure in the U.S. is the launching
       pad for wireless adoption.
     -- Mobile technologies allow organizations to do more with less by
       improving access to data and decreasing response times.
 
     NOTE TO EDITORS: To receive a copy or to speak with an analyst, please
 contact one of the following:
 
      Kelly Wester
      AMR Research
      617-350-1734
      kwester@amrresearch.com
 
      Ingrid Seroppian
      AMR Research
      617-574-5199
      iseroppian@amrresearch.com
 
      Nikki Smith
      Herald Communications
      +44-207-340-6300
      nsmith@heraldcommunications.com
 
     About AMR Research
     AMR Research is a leading provider of research and analysis of e-business
 strategies and technologies.  Our research offers a comprehensive view of the
 rapidly-evolving business processes fundamental to success in the new economy.
 We focus on industry-specific coverage of supply-chain management, customer
 management, enterprise management, business-to-business e-commerce, and all
 underlying enabling technologies.  Our experienced research team analyzes the
 impact of technology on industry and understands how to align new technology
 with real business goals, industry by industry.  We maintain research and
 analysis on more than 2000 software, technology infrastructure, and service
 providers. We use this intelligence to help global companies evaluate, select,
 and manage new systems.  We also provide analysis, advice, and market data to
 software and services providers and members of the financial community.
 
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