This year, get friends and family a gift they can really use: A bring-your-own-device -- BYOD -- gadget, something that makes it easier to use their favorite mobile device. They'll thank you every time they use it.
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Notabilia iPad Folio and Moleskine Digital Folio
This iPad folio is definitely one of the most elegant ways to carry your tablet to the office. Although it's advertised as an iPad folio, it will actually fit almost any standard tablet. In fact, the description says it will also carry a Kindle or Nook, both of which are significantly smaller than a full-size iPad.
I went with a folio over standard iPad cases, because it comes with a physical notebook. This is useful for taking notes from your iPad, drawing funny pictures of your boss or jotting down information during a meeting. Lefties like me also will appreciate the fact that the folio's orientation can be flipped to suit them. Our kind often goes overlooked when it comes to these things.
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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