Summertime--and the tablet apps are everywhere. With the recent launch of the Apple iPad 2, application developers just keep on finding new ways to exploit the tablet's portability and beautiful display. Check out these free and low-cost tools for planning summer fun, or just kicking back during your vacation time.
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See a bird in your backyard and aren't sure what it is? iBird Yard Plus HD ($2.99) is a field guide to common and backyard birds of North America. This definitive guide has beautiful photos, plus a social element that lets you check pictures that people have taken and uploaded to Flickr. If you're a bird watcher this app will please you.
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?
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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