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WAP Connectivity Survey: 31% Predict Significant Effect

16th November 2000 - Staffordshire, UK - ECS Ltd, e-business integration specialists, announce today the findings of a comprehensive survey of 138 IT and internet professionals covering the topics of IT budgets, web site integration, WAP connectivity and information security.

The main findings from the sections about WAP, web site and network connectivity are given below.

WAP Connectivity

In the area of IP telephony, 12% are already using it and 7% will pilot it with in the next 12 months. 31% said that WAP and mobile phone connectivity will significantly affect how they operate.

Web Site Penetration and Complexity

30% of those surveyed said that their web site was core to their business. When asked about their site, 52% had an interactive web site. 32% plan to ‘e-commerce enable’ it within 12 months, while 26% were already e-commerce enabled. Of those, 17% have their web site integrating with their ordering system and 10% with their delivery system. 7% still had no web site at all.

Network Convergence

Only 9% thought a convergence voice and data network is essential to their e-business success and 22% thought the existing data network they already had in place would adequately support their e-business plan. 28% feel that integrating existing systems with their web site is a major issue for them.

ECS is presenting a series of three seminars in November entitled "A Single Communications Network?"

Tuesday 21st November in Headingley, Leeds

Thursday 23rd November in Bracknell, Berkshire

Tuesday 28th November in Lichfield, Staffordshire

For more details readers should visit ECS’ web site at

Survey Background:

138 internet professionals were surveyed over the Summer 2000. The survey was designed and analysed independently by MPMR.

Of the types of companies surveyed, 19% were involved with Internet consultancy, 17% with Internet design, 13% with IT/telecoms, 10% with Internet software, and 6% with Internet hardware. Only 19% focused on B2B products & services, and 7% on B2C products & services. 10% were from the Public sector, and 9% from the Retail sector.

Company size varied. 27% were from companies between 6-20 employees. 20% 1-5 employees and 20% with 500+ employees. (11% 21-50, 9% 101-250, 9% 51-100 and 6% 251-500 employees.)

Job titles of respondents ranged from ‘Director’ to ‘Applications Developer, ‘Analyst and Head of Foreign Exchange’. More unusual titles included ‘E-mail Security Administrator’, ‘Assistant Intranet Manager’ and ‘Internet Architect’.

About ECS:

ECS Ltd is the UK arm of GFI Informatique - an international group providing knowledge and expertise in information and communications technologies. Its mission is to contribute to clients’ efficiency and business success through the development and implementation of an appropriate communications strategy and subsequent solutions.

Main areas of activity are consulting and professional services, solutions supply and implementation and support services.

ECS acquired GADC Networks in September 2000, doubling company turnover. Further acquisitions are expected in the UK.

Editorial Contact:

Scott Wakefield - Business Development Manager ECS Ltd

Tel: 01543 414751

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Jane Harrad-Roberts

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