iWatch could change the mobile landscape, or it could end up as a redundant peripheral. Can Apple avoid the smartwatch flops of the past?
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The way Motorola (now under Google management) positions its ACTV device is telling: It's not a "watch" but a "Fitness Tracker and Music Player." Motorola even markets the wristband as a separate item. Of course the ACTV can tell time too, but timekeeping is a commodity service. Therein lies Apple's challenge: Figuring out a way to make timekeeping integral to the iWatch's functioning. Otherwise, the iWatch will be a small iPhone in an alternative form factor, no doubt an appealing device to some, but hardly the stuff of revolution.
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.
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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