Location-based services - A vehicle for IT&T convergence

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Abstract

Location-based services (LBS), more than any other mobile commerce application area has served to bring together information technology and telecommunications (IT&T) industries. While much has been written on the potential of LBS, literature on how it is a catalyst for digital convergence is scant. This paper identifies and explores the various levels of converging technologies in mobile commerce by using three LBS case studies. Through literal replication the findings indicate that IT&T technologies are converging at the infrastructure, appliance and application level. It is predicted that mCommerce applications will increasingly rely on industry convergence to achieve their desired outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology - I. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology
EditorsK. Cheng, D. Webb, R. Marsh
Pages467-477
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvances in e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology - I. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology - Leeds, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 1 2004Sep 3 2004

Publication series

NameAdvances in e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology - I. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology

Conference

ConferenceAdvances in e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology - I. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLeeds
Period9/1/049/3/04

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Michael, K. (2004). Location-based services - A vehicle for IT&T convergence. In K. Cheng, D. Webb, & R. Marsh (Eds.), Advances in e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology - I. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology (pp. 467-477). (Advances in e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology - I. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology).