Posted by: Tom Nolle
Fixed-mobile convergence, IBM, Integrated devices, mobile data, Wireless handsets
The boom in enterprise use of smartphones and the fact that carriers are anxious to promote business customers’ use of data services combines to make the space an attractive target for IBM, not as a provider of equipment but as a facilitator of mobile enterprise applications.
The latest offerings from IBM include tools to let mobile users get easy access to applications from the road, a Citrix-like capability. We believe that mobile enterprise application opportunity will be a major driver behind U.S. operators’ FMC plans as well.