Presenting the first book ever to provide a complete introduction to m-Commerce!
Mobile Commerce, or m-Commerce, is part of an explosion of new usage scenarios that overcome the limitations of mobile devices in support of highly personalized and time-critical activities for consumers and enterprises alike. With tens of millions of m-Commerce consumers around the world today and a billion mobile phone users, the question is not whether m-Commerce will materialize but rather whether you and your company are ready for it. In this innovative book, Norman Sadeh, an internationally recognized authority on m-Commerce, dives into a discussion of the exciting developments that are currently impacting businesses and consumers the world over. In addition to reviewing the background and driving forces behind m-Commerce, such as the transition to 3G, Sadeh thoroughly explores the m-Commerce value chain and the changing role of many of its actors from mobile network operators and portals to content providers, e-tailers, and financial organizations.
Along with offering a managerial overview of m-Commerce, Sadeh draws on his experience to provide in-depth analysis on topics such as: * WAP, 3GPP's OSA, and positioning technologies * Mobile security and payment * Opportunities for new m-Commerce services and applications * What it takes to succeed based on lessons learned from leaders such as NTT, DoCoMo, Webraska, Nordea, and Oracle Mobile "...easy to read...well-written and nicely set out?a useful tool..." (M2 Best Books, 9 September 2002)