PDAs set pace of wireless uptake

Mobile-connected personal digital assistants (PDAs) got the thumbs up within the enterprise today from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

The company believes that, in Australia mobile-connected PDAs are set to "lead the uptake of wireless technologies".

Technology experts at Deloitte have put together a list of the top five mobile and wireless technologies that businesses should consider during 2002: mobile-connected PDA, wireless LAN, mobile messaging, packet-switched mobile networks (GPRS) and Bluetooth.

Brian Gillespie, management solutions partner at Deloitte said large-scale Australian enterprises, including Government, have been somewhat slower to adopt technology that "can drive changes" through their organisations.

"It is likely that second tier organisations will lead the charge towards the adoption of wireless technologies."

"It is these organisations that have been more willing to adopt piecemeal technology solutions as they are available, and as they can afford it - rather than wait for the singing and dancing enterprise-wide solution."

Gillespie said evidence of PDA takeup by the end the year will be apparent as manufacturers overcome the issues of size, weight, reliability and price.

Peter Williams, management solutions partner, said: "We expect that by early 2004, many medium- to larger-scale enterprises will begin to implement applications and network architectures that allow wireless LAN and mobile-connected PDA access for their staff."

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