Executive Briefings

Don't Underestimate Importance of Mobile and the Wide Array of Uses in B2B World

Of course mobile is important"”really important. There is a huge platform war under way among the Android, iOS, and Microsoft operating systems that intersect with an array of hardware players that intersect with social and search giants. And for the aggressive and innovative players, the stakes are high as they move in the battle for market share.

This universe has become more important to the business community of late because along with the hardware and operating systems, the real money makers for those of us in the B2B world are business applications, content and mobile commerce. We are still in the infancy of mobile applications and commerce and how it will ultimately affect day-to-day business, but we know it has, and will continue to do so.

But the more interesting question is who is buying mobile and for what? Last year it was clear that B2B applications still reign supreme as the center of interest. And that was with limited application beyond traditional supply chain"”warehouse, services and retail. But B2B has changed a lot in the last year, with major providers finally listening to the users and coming out with an array of technologies"”cloud, software and hardware"”that extend the value of the smart phone platform for business applications, P2P (person-to-person), and business analytics and query, not just an auto-id reader.

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Keywords: supply chain management, supply chain management IT, business analytics, logistics IT solutions

This universe has become more important to the business community of late because along with the hardware and operating systems, the real money makers for those of us in the B2B world are business applications, content and mobile commerce. We are still in the infancy of mobile applications and commerce and how it will ultimately affect day-to-day business, but we know it has, and will continue to do so.

But the more interesting question is who is buying mobile and for what? Last year it was clear that B2B applications still reign supreme as the center of interest. And that was with limited application beyond traditional supply chain"”warehouse, services and retail. But B2B has changed a lot in the last year, with major providers finally listening to the users and coming out with an array of technologies"”cloud, software and hardware"”that extend the value of the smart phone platform for business applications, P2P (person-to-person), and business analytics and query, not just an auto-id reader.

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Keywords: supply chain management, supply chain management IT, business analytics, logistics IT solutions