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Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Applications by S. K. Singh

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21.5. Mobile Databases

The rapid technological development of mobile phones (cell phones), wireless and satellite communications and increased mobility of individual users have resulted into increasing demand for mobile computing. Portable computing devices such as laptop computers, palmtop computers and so on coupled with wireless communications allow clients to access data from virtually anywhere and at any time in the globe. The mobile databases interfaced with these developments, offer the users such as CEOs, marketing professionals, finance managers and others to access any data, anywhere, at any time to take business decisions in real-time. Mobile databases are especially useful to geographically dispersed organisations.

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