Wireless broadband will generate $860 billion in additional gross domestic product in the next decade, according to a new report from by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA).The report, "The Increasing Important Impact of Wireless Broadband Technology and Services on the U.S. Economy" (PDF), says by 2016, a full 83 percent of all U.S. businesses will be using mobile broadband, up from 25 percent in 2005. In particular, the health-care industry and small businesses are expected to realize significant benefits from the increased rollout and adoption of mobile broadband.
"Small businesses are expected to reap gains because of the benefits that the mobility aspect of wireless broadband provides, such as not having to staff a head office, more ready access to corporate information, field service automation and better use of travel time," the report states.InformationWeek
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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