This year at CTIA I.T. and Entertainment expect to see enterprise take a much higher profile than in the past. The ecosystem--from wireless broadband networks to smartphones with sophisticated operating systems--has evolved to the point where enterprise IT managers feel much more confident in making their workforces mobile. Look for device makers and operating systems vendors to be making announcements geared toward this market segment. In addition, developers such as Smaato, Impetus Technologies and others will be demonstrating applications on the show floor aimed at the mobile workforce.

Machine2Machine communications gets little play in the press but it's a growing segment of the industry. M2M firms such as Aeris, Wavecom, Jasper and others will be featured on a panel at CTIA, called M2M: Smart and Efficient. Look for these panelists to discuss integration issues and deployment strategies. -Sue