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
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