Follow Us

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

White Paper Download

Wireless Technology Vital to Increased Business Productivity

Expanding mainstream success of wireless technology as a key success factor

This new reality is highlighted by a recent study, in which many respondents point to the expanding mainstream success of wireless technology as a key success factor to their ability to succeed in an increasingly mobile market.


One of the more interesting trends in wireless adoption is the steady expansion of wireless technology out of its early vertical industry strongholds in sectors such as healthcare and retail. Many experts point out that wireless growth from early adopters is spreading across the enterprise, as they expand from their early use in vertical industry-specific applications to more general applications such as ERP, field service and voice.

Thirty percent of respondents characterise themselves as either innovators or early adopters in the wireless arena, while a further 42 percent rated themselves as early majority adopters. This result supports expert opinion that points to increased wireless momentum across the enterprise. “The market initially started out in hot verticals such as manufacturing, healthcare and retail, and moved into pilots for WiFi in large enterprises and SMBs,” says Stan Schatt, vice president at ABI Research in Oyster Bay, NY. “Now we’re starting to see WiFi networks being built out, so there’s considerable growth in larger installations.”

The bottom line here is that wireless is heading for the mainstream. “There’s a lot of momentum infusing wireless technology in the enterprise today,” says Samir Sakpal, program manager of mobile and wireless communications, North America, at Frost and Sullivan, a research and consulting firm in San Antonio, TX.

Indeed, Gary L. Allen, Executive Director, Office of Technology in the Amarillo Independent School District in Amarillo, TX, sees wireless use as common in the education sector. “It is fairly mainstream now and will continue to grow rapidly,” he says, characterizing his school district as a mainstream adopter. “Wireless is an important strategy we are currently using to improve productivity of principals, assistant principals, individual teachers and students. The importance will continue to grow as the bandwidth increases and the connection speeds increase.”

Already registered?


Forgot password?

New customer?

White paper download

Techworld White Papers

Choose – and Choose Wisely – the Right MSP for Your SMB

End users need a technology partner that provides transparency, enables productivity, delivers...

Download Whitepaper

10 Effective Habits of Indispensable IT Departments

It’s no secret that responsibilities are growing while budgets continue to shrink. Download this...

Download Whitepaper

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise information archiving is contributing to organisational needs for e-discovery and...

Download Whitepaper

Advancing the state of virtualised backups

Dell Software’s vRanger is a veteran of the virtualisation specific backup market. It was the...

Download Whitepaper

Techworld UK - Technology - Business

Innovation, productivity, agility and profit

Watch this on demand webinar which explores IT innovation, managed print services and business agility.

Techworld Mobile Site

Access Techworld's content on the move

Get the latest news, product reviews and downloads on your mobile device with Techworld's mobile site.

Find out more...

From Wow to How : Making mobile and cloud work for you

On demand Biztech Briefing - Learn how to effectively deliver mobile work styles and cloud services together.

Watch now...

Site Map

* *