Find the best
application for wireless enablement - Don't force fit.
Identify the business process that can be improved upon by using
wireless technology. Don't try to push too much data on the thin
PLAN Security to
meet the threat of wireless security. Wireless security
is important and it is more difficult to implement. However, take
a business cost view of security. Strike a balance between too
much security at high cost and too little user flexibility to do
what you want in the field.
Everything - Most wireless service providers and application
developers are either startups or big companies out to gain
experience and build expertise at your expense. Do not spend a lot of capital expenditure up
front in setting up the infrastructure. Do so at the backend of
the project when you have gained experience and are wiser at the
game. Utilize wireless ASP model initially but with a clear
understanding that you may choose to bring it in house unless the
ASP continues to provide better lower costing than doing it
yourself. Let the vendor take risk.
Include the Gateway
company in your planning Wireless networks and
gateways are extremely important components.
Wireless ASPs - wireless hosting services. Running the
wireless gateway at an ISP or wireless ISP can save expense and
initial hassles when you have least amount of experience.
managers of the functional area in every decision. In fact
make the functional head Executive in charge of the project.
Don't lock into a
PDA operating system or wireless carrier - It is a very fluid
space. There are going to be many changes before we are
done. Keep your options open.
Check out the core
competency of your vendors and its subcontractors or partners.
There is a lot of fluff out there. Look at the depth of
experience and how much dedicated time these scarce experts are
going to spend on your project.
optimization design - consider XML standards. As more
bandwidth is available, expand the use of applications and
Be prepared to
upgrade as soon as pilot is implemented.