Bolt slams WAP infrastructure

Wireless application protocol is ''the new world wide wait'', in the opinion of Intel's local general manager, David Bolt.

In fact, in an IT 2000 speech today he predicted that WAP would need to undergo a further five years development before consumers were able to reap any benefits from the much publicised mode of mobile communication. Currently, it took up to 15 minutes for a WAP phone user to successfully check share prices from their handset, he said.

Bolt cited WAP as an example of the need for all businesses to "start afresh" in their implementation of networking and infrastructure according to what he called a "customer-centric" business model.

He encouraged businesses to ensure that all electronic processes, including numbering and codifying systems, were perfectly aligned throughout the entire business. "Re-architect everything," he urged.

Previously, Bolt said, companies had been reluctant to reimplement their ecommerce systems and infrastructure. Many organisations had settled for add-ons of new technologies to existing systems. "All those who didn't are saying 'I wish we started afresh'," he mused.

Intel, itself, was "a couple of years away" from such an infrastructure, he admitted.

Bolt said Intel's Australian operation was currently drawing $40 million per month in business-to-business internet transactions - a figure which he said placed his company in the top "two or three" ecommerce companies in the world.

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