Take a look at federal agencies' newest iPhone, Android, and mobile applications, ranging from a Smokey Bear wildfire-tracking app to an app that advises you how long it will take to clear customs at the airport.
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The Smithsonian Institution's Access American Stories app, for the iPhone, is a mobile companion for visitors to the American Stories exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Intended for the visually impaired, the app provides audio descriptions of 100 historical objects on display. Visitors are invited to describe their own experiences, respond to comments left by others, and vote for their favorite displays.
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?