Vodafone launches wireless workplace solutions

Vodafone Australia Thursday launched its new wireless workplace solutions and end-to-end information approach to business claiming the company is on track to increase mobile data revenue to 25 per cent of total revenue by 2004/5.

Chief operating officer Grahame Maher said that Vodafone's New Zealand and Australian operations currently derived around 6-8 per cent of their revenues from mobile data applications.

However, he said the Australasian operations were on track to match Vodafone's global mobile data revenue target.

He said around 21 per cent of employees in business worked on a mobile basis and were increasingly accessing e-mail and Internet or Intranet applications via their phone.

David Sweet, director of business customers for Vodafone Australia, cited an IDC Report (2001) that showed 22 per cent of employees waste 60 to 180 minutes each day through inefficient use of information, resources and non-activity.

Sweet said businesses can use mobile solutions to deliver information to and from the field where competitive advantages are measured in hours rather than days or weeks.

Vodafone's wireless workplace solutions provide applications in the areas of wireless field service, salesforce automation, wireless office.

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