Microsoft's Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets, despite their merits, aren't exactly selling like hotcakes. Here's what Microsoft might do to change that.
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The Surface's front- and rear-facing cameras, both 720p shooters, are yawn-worthy. Sure, the front cam is perfectly adequate for Skype chats, but what good is the rear unit? Yes, many critics have griped that rear cameras and 10-inch slates aren't a good match. (And if you've ever tried shooting video with a full-size iPad, you know there's a lot of truth there.) But if rumors are true of a 7-inch to 8-inch Surface, Microsoft should put a quality shooter on the smaller Surface's backside. At the very least it should match the iPad mini's 5MP rear-facing cam.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?