Tuesday, April 09, 2002
WAP, Banks and Business. I recently reviewed The Mobile Internet: How Japan Dialled up and the West Disconnected and came away insights I never imagined before I read the book. I've also worked closely with Unmesh Laddha and his team at Thinking Minds, Inc. on defining one of their products which extends the reach of Oracle-based applications, PeopleSoft and SAP R/3 to wireless PDAs and SMS-enabled cell phones. The document titled, WAP-Enabled Banking is an exciting look at practical uses of the Thinking Minds tool, as well as the business possibilities of WAP in general.
The key word is business use - as IT professionals our first thought was to use this tool to instrument systems to alert support staff if certain parameters, such as file system high water marks, excessive resource usage or outages occurred. The true value of this tool is to instrument business events and report them to business process owners. Only then will the investment pay off.
If you're interested in the Thinking Minds WAP tool please contact Unmesh Laddha for information.