At the recent Sybase TechWave conference, that was the question. To some, it sounded like being hooked on illegal drugs. However, to the techie attendees, it was a call to action for inspiring their companies to compete in the global economy.

As a business intelligence and data warehousing professional, I have struggled with terms such as unwired, wireless, remote and disconnected. Do you really want a pivot table on your PDA? Isn't your desk a more proper place to analyze your business, rather than Starbucks? Unwiring the enterprise seems to tout geeky fringe benefits for your knowledge-workers. Or, are the implications much deeper? That is my struggle.

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