TMCnet Feature
January 10, 2013

2013 Yields New Mobility Predictions

By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor

As 2013 has now arrived, industry analysts have gathered together to voice their thoughts on everything related to IT and especially mobility, an increasingly popular trend amongst workforces spread throughout the globe.

According to Jerker Hellström, CEO, Handheld Group, right now “we are going through a radical shift in the way people work and use computers. Increasing availability and affordability of wireless broadband is giving the global workforce true mobility for the first time in history. Many of them will use mobile rugged computers for their everyday computing and communication needs, instead of traditional laptops.”

As employees continue to work while on-the-go from anywhere with an Internet connection and at any time, mobility will only become stronger and more crucial to business operations overall. Mobile computer will also be utilized at a higher rater, prompting a much more focused approach to total costs of ownership for computers and devices alike.” Organizations will have to start spending more on durable and reliable mobile computers rather than looking for bargains, if they want to avoid losing valuable productive time,” Hellström added.

Additionally, Android (News - Alert) will be thrust into the spotlight even more than it is right now, and will continue to be touted as a valid operating system choice for mobile devices for enterprises. Since its initial entrance into the market, this platform has changed the smartphone space for the better and has become a go-to option for enterprises as of late.

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Einar Ahlström, CEO, Cellmax Technologies has also thrown his hat into the mix, revealing that he believes the New Year will bring a smarter mobile infrastructure right to companies’ fingertips. Ahlström commented, “Mobile operators are being squeezed by decreasing revenues per user, and a seemingly insatiable demand by users for more data. To efficiently manage the rapidly growing increase in data traffic in their networks, mobile operators need to build and improve their infrastructure in a much smarter way.”

Moreover, antennas for base stations will become much more essential to firms, as base stations were once thought to be a cheap commodity, but will now be brought back to life due to the emergence of ultra high-efficiency antennas. “They can achieve higher signal strength, increase in area coverage, improved indoor penetration, increased traffic, improved data throughput and reduced production costs per call,” he added. Businesses will be looking to reduce signal wastage in this newly started 12-month period as a solution to overcoming challenges associated with signals being wasted on areas outside their focus area as well.

Technological innovations are continuing to reshape both our work and personal lives. 2013 is sure to see newly introduced products and solutions alter nearly every aspect of our daily activities. If you don’t believe me, just ask the experts!

Edited by Allison Boccamazzo
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