As the workforce became increasingly mobile, developers hustled to ensure their phones, tablets, and notebooks were the products of choice for these increasingly dispersed employees. The smartphone wars heated up, as Apple, Google, Research In Motion, Nokia, and Microsoft battled for dominance. In addition to facing-off over hardware features and capabilities, many phone operating system developers competed over retail outlets and handset manufacturers. They also lured developers to build applic
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For, perhaps, the first time in its more recent charmed history, Apple became the butt of late-night talk-show hosts' jokes with the discovery of "Antennagate," a malfunctioning antenna on the iPhone that generated consumer complaints, cries of "recall," and worries of the high price the error could cost the company. In fact, Piper Jaffray estimated about 20% of respondents opted not to buy the device because of the reception problem. Yet consumers continued to buy the hot-selling item, and Apple in September announced it would stop offering its work-around free iPhone 4 case and its full refund program.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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