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Smartphones boom could mean changes for data management

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Firms using address software in their data management procedures will need to focus greater resources on use of smartphones and tablets.

According to IMS Research, the already lucrative wireless power components and accessories market is set to explode in the next five years.

The organisation suggests that this market will grow by 85.5 percent annually to be worth $4.5 billion in 2016, up from just $100 million in 2010.

It is expected that the growth will be partially driven by firms using smartphones and wireless technology for their day-to-day operations, which will affect data management protocol in those companies.

Jason dePreaux, research manager at IMS Research, explained that smooth compatibility between these technologies will be key to the success of the market.

"Our forecast assumes that while competition will be fierce in the near term, a combination of market forces and industry alliances will coalesce to form a de facto standard for interoperability," he said.

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