Changing work and play - Mobility: The Next Frontier

"Mobility offers major opportunities for business growth and innovation," said John Gustafson, Computational Scientist SCL Associate Scientist .

"The culmination of all the preceding trends, mobility is made possible by the connected world and the rich underlying network. E-mail is just the start.

The real power comes from mobile-enabling operational processes such as sales, supply chain and field service. Wireless phone badges, electronic clipboards and text messages are bringing about dramatic changes in a variety of industries.

"The enterprise mobile market is in transition, shifting from point solutions to leveraged platforms, with consolidation around major players," he added. "Some analysts say mobile opportunities have the same potential impact as the Internet to drastically change business."