Do you know your tablet can also act as a teleprompter, whiteboard, heart rate monitor, or even an emergency Windows 7 machine?
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You don't need a chest strap or a specialized wrist watch to monitor your vital signs. Philips' Vital Signs Camera uses the iPad 2's camera to measure your breathing and heart rates. Amazingly, this 99-cent app checks your heart rate by analyzing the color of your face, and your breathing rate from the motion of your chest. No additional hardware is needed, nor do you need to touch or hold the iPad. Oh, and it lets you share your vital stats via Facebook, Twitter, and email. Hopefully, your family doctor reads your tweets.
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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