Location-based services mean business--enterprise applications on the rise

Location-based services (LBS) are not just going to be big news for consumers--with the likes of friend finders and local search--but are set to play an increasingly important role in enterprise. ABI Research's principal analyst Dominique Bonte said business applications of LBS, such as asset and vehicle tracking and workforce management, will become an important revenue generator for carriers in the future as more companies look to deploy mobile services to boost efficiency, cut costs and improve customer services. Bonte said in a statement: "As the reliability and performance of mobile enterprise solutions improves and the concerns about maintenance costs, data protection and integrity are addressed, corporations will increasingly adopt mobile solutions and LBS applications in their daily activities." Article