Take a close look at six tablet options, from Apple to Android, with a focus on pros and cons for enterprise users.
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Available in both the standard 10-inch and smaller 8-inch screen sizes (both sporting the same 1,280-by-800 resolution), the Xyboard is a Xoom 2 by another name. Given that the Xoom never lived up to expectations as the first Android iPad killer, it's not surprising Motorola changed the name, but the Xyboard fixes most of the original's flaws and does promise an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.
Biggest pro for enterprises: Committed to upgrade to Android 4.0. Full-device data encryption.
Biggest con for enterprises: Confusing sales channel. Wi-Fi available direct, those with cellular data only through Verizon.
Notable differences from rivals: Small and large form factors.
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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