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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RIM targeted individuals and corporate users with its September unveiling of the PlayBook, a tablet PC and corresponding Tablet OS. With a 7-inch display and 1 GHz dual-core processor, the PlayBook is slated to ship in the United States in early 2011. The device will include dual HD cameras, an HDMI-out port, stereo sound, a media player, and integration with BlackBerry devices, according to the company. In December, RIM opened BlackBerry App World and updated the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR.
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?