Near field communication (NFC) tap-and-pay technology may be next-year's thing--or perhaps the year after. But when (or if) NFC hits it big, the Nexus 7 will be ready. Incorporating Google's Android Beam feature, the tablet can exchange data--a photo, for instance--with a compatible machine simply by tapping the two devices together. The beauty of this technology is that NFC devices connect automatically when in range, enabling potential applications such as the ability to share business cards, board a bus, or buy a latte with a simple wave or tap of your mobile device.
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?