ABSTRACT: Organizations in a variety of industries are adopting mobile wireless technologies at an explosive rate.
This rapid deployment is dramatically increasing the demand on mobile networks. Wireless carriers claim that supporting the explosion in data services is affecting profitability.
The likely outcome will be new data plans to better monetize data services, which could include charging by capacity, speed, time of day, or content type.
This change creates uncertainty and potentially high costs in the business models for wireless data applications.
Mark Benson is Head of Product & Engineering at Samsung SmartThings. Mark is the author of The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems and is a regular speaker and writer on the intersection of technology, business, and society as it relates to strategic planning, product management, competitive strategy, software engineering leadership, information security, and organizational behavior.