The worldwide mobile enterprise application market will grow to $3.5bn by 2010, according to analyst IDC.
The IDC study, Worldwide Mobile Enterprise Applications 2006-2010 Forecast and Analysis, revealed the ability for carriers, device manufacturers, ISVs and systems integrators to provide packaged offerings to end-user organisations is driving demand.
Stephen Drake, programme director of mobile enterprise research at IDC, said: “Vendors must recognise that mobile enterprise applications are not just about mobilising a particular application, but rather delivering a set of composite applications based on the mobile workers’ business processes.”
Mary Wardley, vice-president of CRM applications research at IDC, said: “The proliferation of hand-held devices and a general level of ‘connection’ in individuals’ personal lives are quickly finding their way into the enterprise.”
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