95% of Corporate Notebooks Will Have Built-In Wireless Capabilities by 2005, Says META Group.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 12, 2003
Intel's Centrino Forces Enterprise Wireless Penetration;
Enterprises Must Aggressively Control Wi-Fi Security Threats
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3. META Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: METG METG Military Effects Test Group ), lifestyle and pervasive computing Refers to the use of computers in everyday life, including PDAs, smartphones and other mobile devices. It also refers to computers contained in commonplace objects such as cars and appliances and implies that people are unaware of their presence. will likely drive emerging technologies in 2003, leading to an increase in business demand for mobile computing Using a computing device while in transit. Mobile computing implies wireless transmission, but wireless transmission does not necessarily imply mobile computing. Fixed wireless applications use satellites, radio systems and lasers to transmit between permanent objects such as buildings options. End-user platforms utilizing contextual collaboration The capability of instantly switching to a collaborative application when required. For example, if an article on the Web contains links to the person who wrote it, clicking that link might open up an instant message window if that individual were online at the moment. are being enabled to keep up with this hypercollaborative environment. By 2005, META Group predicts 95% of new corporate notebooks will have built-in wireless capabilities. Centrino, Intel's newest platform made for a complete mobile environment, makes its debut today. It promises a longer battery life and built-in support for 802.11 wireless networking See wireless network. .
"Most corporate laptops will move toward the Centrino platform during the next year," said Steve Kleynhans, vice president and end-user platform specialist, Infrastructure Strategies at META Group. "In addition, teleworking and other forms of mobile computing will become increasingly common and will segue into business advances over the next five years, affecting PDAs, phones, lifestyle devices, ADSL See DSL.
ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line and wireless networks, and other business applications -- everything from mail and calendar synchronization to links in back-end business systems. These trends will have a large impact on an organization's security because mobility poses unique concerns and challenges."
With 95% of corporate notebooks shipping with embedded Wi-Fi by 2005, enterprises must aggressively plan for the introduction of wireless into the corporate network. IT managers must establish comprehensive policies and processes to mitigate security risks, increased infrastructure complexity, and cost. Establishing best practices to create an end-user-friendly environment will be essential to maintaining the benefits of this increased mobility.
"We estimate only one-third of large enterprises have a comprehensive policy, clearly documenting the approach to wireless adoption," said Chris Kozup, senior research analyst, Infrastructure Strategies at META Group. "The Intel Centrino announcement highlights the criticality of protecting corporate resources against the high security risks associated with broad-scale introduction of Wi-Fi into the enterprise."
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