Strategic Management of Technology
As the new millennium dawns, the static enterprise is rapidly giving way to the mobile enterprise. The mobile enterprise is far more effective because it gets out of the cubicle and talks face-to-face with suppliers, customers, and investors, without losing access to its online workflow. The mobile enterprise combines the best of face-to-face and online work. One-third of the U.S. workforce, and growing, is mobile, defined as working more than 20% of the time away from the main workplace, according to the Yankee Group (Boston). As many as 21 million Americans may be accessing corporate Intranets over wireless devices by 2002, up form just 1.6 million in 1996. One-third of large U.S. corporations will be providing field service and sales personnel with such assess by 2000. This means that customers, partners, and employees should be able to access the information resources and services of a company wherever they are and whenever they want.
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