The federal government has embraced mobile applications with enthusiasm, creating dozens of iPhone and Android smartphone apps. More recently, agencies have begun developing iPad apps. These 10 stand out for their visual appeal and functionality.
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Some of the government's iPad apps have been built in collaboration with other organizations. The Smithsonian Institution worked with Columbia University and the University of Maryland to develop Leafsnap, a field guide to American trees. Leafsnap's coolest feature is visual recognition that analyzes photos of leaves taken with the iPad and matches them up with images in its database. The field guide includes photos of leaves, bark, seeds, flowers, and fruit.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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