Thursday, March 02, 2006

Sprint's Enterprise Challenge

Unstrung writes about the challenges Sprint's new Enterprise Mobility division faces. The unit was launched in December 2005 to "help large businesses and government users design, implement, and manage custom wireless networks and applications that may span multiple locations or operating systems."

The question the article asks is whether a network operator can focus solely on enterprise mobility requirements, since it has been tried before "with mixed results." The article looks at the experiences some enterprises have had working with their mobile carriers.

Gene Signorini at Yankee Group said, "There’s definitely a gap in the marketplace right now for enterprises that want to buy comprehensive mobility solutions. There’s uncertainty around the networks, devices, and software and how you effectively take these technologies and improve your business processes. So integration of mobile software with middleware and back-end solutions is where companies will need help putting this together."