Wireless to the Rescue?


    If you listen to all the analysts, wireless technology is here to stay, and you had better start developing a strategy-quickly.

    International Data Corp. (IDC), www.idc.com, Framingham, Mass., for instance, estimates that by as early as 2002, worldwide mobile Internet subscribers will most likely exceed those on the wired Web.

    Suppliers insist that there are a slew of benefits for the construction industry, some of which can be implemented today, while others may take a little more time to fully develop.

    Make no mistake, though, the time is now to start exploring your wireless options. Wireless is hot news. Expectations are high among users and suppliers alike. Without question, the pressure to stay competitive is one of the key selling points behind the emergence of wireless-based solutions.

    Despite all the hype, construction professionals need to clearly understand all the benefits and challenges that exist in this hot new technology. So before you take the plunge, you might want to take a closer look at how your organization can benefit from the wireless movement.

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