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Enterprise Mobility Spending To Triple By 2008: Study

Spending by enterprises to support wireless and mobile initiatives will almost triple between now and 2008, according to a report released Tuesday by market research firm visiongain.

Mobile and wireless spending by enterprises totaled about $50 billion in 2005, the study said. That figure will increase to more than $130 billion by the end of 2008, according to the report. The spending covers hardware, software and services, according to visiongain.

One reason for the increase is that enterprises are becoming better organized to handle mobility issues, the study said.

"While some of the issues that have prevented widespread deployment of data services have been resolved, most enterprises remain organized around separate IT and telecoms functions," report author Nancee Ruzicka said in a statement. "This corporate lack of organizational and operational convergence makes enterprise wireless implementations risky, expensive, and less likely to succeed."