The cellular carriers do face some challenges in promoting their services, with network capacity being one possible obstacle. Their networks are constrained by the amount of information that can be funneled into wireless connections. While carriers are trying to boost network capacity through deployment of Long Term Evolution and WiMAX systems, it is unclear if such developments will be able to keep pace with a rapid uptick in mobile data usage.
Also, security is a major concern for businesses. High profile outages from vendors, such as Google and Rackspace, have illustrated the problems that can arise when another vendor is responsible for a companyï¿¼s IT infrastructure. Suppliers will need to do a better job guarding against network outages to persuade more companies to take advantage of their services.
Increasingly, small and medium businesses are relying on mobile devices to complete their work, however, maintaining these systems has been difficult. The emergence of new cloud based mobile services promises to make that process simpler and is expected to be embraced by small and medium businesses.