Sausage and SMS Launch Wireless Solutions Centre
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Sausage and SMS will provide "a reality check of business concepts," support for wireless business plan development, product and service design, technology and infrastructure planning and project management. Director of the Centre Paul Salathiel said the company expected demand for the services would come from clients such as banking and financial institutions, retailers and despatch operators, entertainment companies and information service providers. He said that the Centre would provide wireless services for the organisations' customers and field staff in conjunction with Sausage's Chaos Labs.
"The key issue today is that WAP is perceived as a 'wireless web', which builds expectations of the graphics capability we are used to on the PC - it is better thought of as a specialized channel to a particular business function at this stage," said Salathiel. "The next stage will be the evolution of networks and devices that provide much more capable service in the future, but the challenge today remains to provide new services and functions over existing networks that provide real value and results."
Sausage CEO added, "If we're going to embrace mobile commerce, we have to start somewhere and that will be the core function of WiSC - to sort through the WAP fantasies and determine a realistic way to apply emerging mobile technologies to an organisation's operations." Sausage has not yet announced any clients for the service.