Hype Cycle for Wireless Devices, Software and Services, 2012



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The focus on the mobile market continues to be on hardware (e.g., smartphones and tablets), as well as mobile software, particularly mobile operating systems and applications. Although most enterprises have limited mobile application support, this will increase during the next year.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Enterprise Mobile Management System
      • Individual Mobility Services
      • Mobile Transphones
      • Mobile Virtual Worlds
      • Mobile Device Management: Services
      • Mobility Managed Services
      • Mobile Cloud
    • At the Peak
      • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
      • Real-Time (Mobile) Routing
      • Context-Enriched Services
      • Mobile Web Applications
      • VoIP Wireless WAN
      • Enterprise Mobility Application Services
      • HTML5
      • Mobile QoS for LTE
      • BYOD
      • Smartphone Hypervisors
      • Mobile Collaboration Client
      • Enterprise File Sharing
      • Application Stores
      • Augmented Reality
      • Mobile BI
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Mobile Satellite Services
      • Cloud Synchronization
      • Mobile Unified Communications
      • NFC
      • Mobile WLAN Access Points
      • Fixed-Mobile Convergence: Enterprise
      • Mobile Data Intelligence
      • Mobile VoIP
      • Mobile Presence
      • RFID for Logistics and Transportation
      • Mobile OTA Payment
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Media Tablets
      • Mobile Data Protection
      • Mobile Sales Force Automation for Call Reporting/Dashboards
      • Mobile Advertising
      • Mobile Device Management
      • Mobile Service-Level Management Software
      • AMOLED
      • Mobile Social Networks
      • VoIP Over WLAN
      • Embedded Cellular Data
      • Mobile Sales Force Automation for Opportunity Management
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Mobile IM
      • Mobile Sales Force Automation for Orders/Inventory
      • Mobile Search
      • Location-Aware Applications
      • Mobile Application Development Platforms
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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