Mobility

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Mobility


Description
According to some sources, mobility is one of the important facotrs to focus on, especially when considering the future of the internet in a business context.
But, what is the actual implication of this? Gartner Group is convinced that there is more to "successful mobility" than what is often focused on: The transmitting (speed and quality) of voice and data. The success will very much depend in on how users use and interact with devices, what and how information is processed. Mobility will be a technological factor that can have an impact of the future of the internet, but the question that remains is how to articulate the benefits of this mobility and from that also, how fast it will move.

Enablers
With increasing technological speed on smaller devices and web availability, we can "carry" the internet whereever we are and meet the internet in locations we haven't discovered before.
- Size, speed, and demand seem to be the large enablers.
- Application development
- Technological development

Inhibitors
- Psycological issues. e.g. Ethical issues (fear of being "watched"), Technological "fear" - The trend of not wanting to become mobile and thereby constantly available


Paradigms
For many of us, the internet is roughly somehow connected to sitting by a computer, turning it on, opening a browser and entering an URL address. With more mobility, the internet can become increasingly more invisible for us, being implemented in many devices and applications, that we have not imgained yet. That can create many options and possibilities, both for personal and business use.
Another paradigm is that mobility is a positive charged word. The more mobility the better!! However, this mobility and the trend that we all in our professional life are carrying and using an increasing amount of mobile devices, has the effect that we all suddenly are expected to be reachable anywhere at anytime 24-7, which in turn has large impacts on our personal life and the work/life balance.

Experts: Mainly, the sources are from the web resources and links are to be found below.

Web Resources:
http://www4.gartner.com/Init
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canada-apec/mobility-en.asp
http://www.apec.org/apec/apec_groups/committees/committee_on_trade/informal_experts_group_on_business_mobility.html