This paper published by Yankee Group Research, reviews the mobility trends that are driving enterprises to evaluate more strategic enterprise mobility tools such as 3G wireless in notebooks. They also explore the business and cost benefits of using 3G over alternate connectivity options like Wi-Fi. They are looking towards mobile and wireless technologies to drive business benefits in three ways that include decrease costs, increase revenues and improve services.
FMC (fixed-mobile convergence) is largely driven from the supply side and lacks demonstrative consumer and enterprise market demand with the exception of voice, where subscribers expect FMC to offer improved performance and cheaper services. The success of FMC solutions ultimately depends on adequate enterprise and consumer demand. Service providers must establish distinct strategies to address each of these markets because enterprise and consumer requirements for FMC are likely different. And because it?s still unclear what FMC services will take hold, service providers must focus on creating application-friendly network and service delivery infrastructure.
The simplicity and low cost of text-based services - especially standard IP mail messaging - was an initial driver for i-mode adoption. The next mobile revolution will see wireless phones used as music players, cameras and payment instruments. This white paper provides an overview of the mobile content market in Japan, focusing especially on i-mode. This paper then details the use of Flash Lite by NTT DoCoMo and KDDI/au, and reviews the leading Flash Lite applications, paying particular attention to the use of Flash to improve graphical user interfaces.