For Immediate Release
Contact: Ms. Claire Kahrobaie
Manager of Client Services
Silicon Valley World Internet Center
RESEARCH SHOWS MOBILE ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS FOR
ENTERPRISES TO CREATE HIGH-GROWTH AREA FOR IT
Incucomm and Silicon Valley World
produce series of fora to share understanding of
adoption plans, barriers and brand perceptions
PALO ALTO, CA, October 22, 2002 - On October
24, 2002, Incucomm Consulting (www.incucommconsulting.com)
and the Silicon Valley World Internet Center (www.worldinternetcenter.com)
will produce the first in a series of fora based on market research
that shows that up to 80 percent of U.S. firms plan to invest in
some form of mobile enterprise solutions in the next 12 to 18 months,
creating one of the few areas for high growth in IT (information
These fora will be the first opportunity for firms
providing all aspects of mobile enterprise solutions to discuss
adoption with end users. Leading firms supporting mobile enterprise
solutions such as SAP, Sun and Ericsson will participate in the
programs at the Center in Palo Alto.
"There are still millions of mobile workers who carry
a clipboard and paper as their primary means of data processing,"
said Dr. Susan Duggan, CEO of the Center. "We thought it was time
to take a serious look at adoption of mobile IT solutions, and we
decided it needed to be done across the entire mobile and enterprise
IT value chains.
" The market research, commissioned by the Center
and conducted by Incucomm Consulting, a Knowledge Network Partner
of the Center, covers a wide range of IT topics and Mobile Work
"The research data show a projected penetration of
any single mobile IT solution ranging from over 80 percent for simple
functions like e-mail, to about 25 percent for specialized solutions
that are highly integrated to the specific operations of a company,"
said Incucomm Managing Director of Mobility Solutions Dean Frew.
"Over 30 percent of respondents have at least one of these functionally
specific solutions, such as sales or service support, in use today,
and this will grow to almost 50 percent in 2 years or less. Our
data also says that we will see more than more than 25 percent of
respondents with at least three of these areas supported with a
The first forum will focus on mobile supply chain
management. The series will continue in 2003. Attendance is limited.
Firms interested in participation can contact the Center at 650-462-9800
or by email to Claire Kahrobaie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Center
The Silicon Valley World Internet Center is a think
tank and showcase for the advancement of Internet-related technologies,
products and markets. A multi-corporate, third-party forum, the
Center coordinates collaboration among technology leaders and key
end-users. The Center, a for-profit, fee-for-service corporation,
focuses primarily on the areas of eBusiness, eServices and wireless
About Incucomm Consulting
Incucomm Consulting is a solutions ad strategic advisory
firm. Incucomm consulting helps corporations and investors deal
with complex strategic management, market, and technical issues.