Title: Enterprise mobility: concept and examples

Authors: Stuart J. Barnes

Addresses: Associate Professor of Electronic Commerce, School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand

Abstract: Although the literature on wireless applications has predominantly focused on business-to-consumer markets, following the patterns in the media and e-commerce research, it is now becoming clear that mobile networking will provide a tremendous impetus to the development of other strategic applications for businesses. This paper explores this emerging area of wireless applications in the business, focusing specifically on enterprise mobility. It aims to provide a basic background to conceptual ideas of enterprise mobility, and a framework for understanding the development of enterprise mobility in organisations. Moreover, the paper also begins to apply these conceptual ideas in a number of original case studies. The paper rounds off with a summary and some conclusions regarding the future of enterprise mobility.

Keywords: business-to-employee; case studies; enterprise; Mobile Enterprise Model; mobility; wireless; mobile communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2003.003990

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2003 Vol.1 No.4, pp.341 - 359

Published online: 10 May 2004 *

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