Media releases are provided as is by companies and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company itself.

Australian Mobile Operators Have Their Work Cut-Out For Them in Enterprise Mobility, Finds IDC

  • 02 August, 2004 14:50

<p>NORTH SYDNEY, August 2nd, 2004 – IDC has just released the results of its 2004 Australian Enterprise Mobility End-User Survey, which gauged the status of Australian businesses' enterprise mobility deployments, drivers and inhibitors, current and future spending on enterprise mobility solutions, and critical solution provider attributes.</p>
<p>The survey, conducted in May and June this year involved 350 Australian business decision makers across all vertical industries, also probed preferred wireless technologies and ideal monthly wireless data charges, and mobile device operating system standardisation plans and preferences.</p>
<p>"Improved mobile workforce efficiency is the major reason driving Australian companies to adopt enterprise mobility solutions while the threat of hacking is the biggest fear factor," said Warren Chaisatien, IDC Senior Mobile &amp; Wireless Analyst.</p>
<p>The survey also yields the following key findings:</p>
<p>* While enterprise mobility projects are likely to utilise a combination of various wireless technologies, WLAN is singled out as the leading technology.</p>
<p>* Enterprise mobility plans are primarily put together by the IT department but Australian organisations tend to turn to IT hardware and network equipment vendors for the implementation.</p>
<p>* Mobile operators have their work cut out for them as cellular ranks low as the preferred enterprise mobility technology and Australian companies are not likely to turn to them when implementing enterprise mobility solutions.</p>
<p>* The mobile device operating system will remain fragmented as only one-quarter of organisations have standardised on mobile device operating systems.</p>
<p>* Mobile device vendors are key to enterprise mobility solutions in small businesses.</p>
<p>* Although most Australian firms prefer flat monthly charges for wireless data, as many as one in five remain unsure whether they would go for flat monthly fees or pay-as-you-go wireless data plans.</p>
<p>For press enquiries please contact:
Warren Chaisatien
Senior Analyst, Wireless and Mobile Communications
Email: wchaisatien@idc.com
Phone: 61 2 9925 2256</p>

Most Popular

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?