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Mobila plattformar och handhållna enheter: Framtida möjligheter och industriella tillämpningar
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The usage possibilities of mobile platforms and smart phones are increasing rapidly as they provide support for better processors, sensors and communications capabilities. This has for many companies resulted in an increased interest to explore the possibilities of mobile platforms and how they can be integrated in various business areas. As the usage of mobile platforms in industrial applications is a new area, it is difficult for companies to estimate their potential, and what contributions the different platforms can give.

This master thesis investigates the possibilities and limitations for the consultant firm Combitech when integrating mobile platforms and handheld devices in industrial applications. This is accomplished through a comparison between the platforms and by considering the possible areas of use for the mobile platforms based on experiences from companies and research in the area.

For a company with the intent to deliver services that use mobile platforms, it is important to be able to combine expertise and resources to effectively attract customers. The mobile platforms will, if applied right, give great possibilities in industrial applications as a cost-effective alternative for both hardware and software solutions for businesses, which provides an opportunity to sell services to both established and new clients. Since the market for mobile platforms is undergoing major changes which have led to some platforms growing in market shares with an exponential increase, while others are forced to build new platforms from scratch, it is important for a company that wants to use them to continually monitor developments in the field to avoid investing resources that will not generate income.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UPTEC STS, ISSN 1650-8319 ; 11 009
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-150812OAI: diva2:408912
Available from: 2011-04-06 Created: 2011-04-06 Last updated: 2011-04-06Bibliographically approved

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