Title: Mobile commerce: the convergence of e-commerce and wireless technology

Authors: Emily Yun Zeng, David C. Yen, Hsin-Ginn Hwang, Shi-Ming Huang

Addresses: Department of DSC & MIS, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, USA. Department of DSC & MIS, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, USA. Department of Information Management, National Chung Cheng University, Ming-Hsiung, Chia-Yi 621, Taiwan. Department of Information Management, National Chung Cheng University, Ming-Hsiung, Chia-Yi 621, Taiwan

Abstract: The power of the web brought in a new era for business. The ability to leverage and integrate the various data sources and processes that make up a corporation|s lifeblood and deliver them to the consumer via an integrated web site has given rise to the new world of e-business. At the same time, the world of wireless connectivity has given people the flexibility of doing business wherever they are. The decreasing cost and increasing speed of wireless devices is driving the move to wireless communication. Now there is a convergence underway, enabling wireless devices to act as clients in the exploding e-business world. This convergence of web power with the reach of wireless access is giving rise to a new business era, the age of mobile commerce or m-commerce. Companies that already operate a mobile business will have competitive advantages over their competitors who do not touch it yet.

Keywords: CDMA; e-commerce; GPRS; global positioning system; GPS; mobile communications; GSM; Internet Service Provider; ISP; mobile commerce; m-commerce; PKI; SMS; TOA; UMTS; WAP; wireless bitmaps; WBMP; wireless markup languages; WML.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTM.2003.003432

International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2003 Vol.4 No.3, pp.302 - 322

Published online: 08 Sep 2003 *

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