This most striking aspect of Palm's new gadget is that it is absolutely tiny. Palm CEO Ed Colligan's hand dwarfed it at Thursday's press conference at the Digital Life show in New York City. Not only is it tiny, it is positively a consumer-focused device.
The pitch given to the media was spot on. Of the 160 million cell phones sold annually in the U.S., just 5%, or 8 million, are smartphones. This is a powerful 5%, though, as it demands all the attention of the media and enterprise. Just look at the media phenomenon that the iPhone created since the day it was announced.
Despite the attention given to the smartphone market, Palm is re-strategizing and targeting this new device at the remaining 95% of the market. With its $99 price point, it is being positioned as a phone for digital media consumers and creators who want keyboard-enabled communications devices without the smartphone, or business productivity, stigma. (As powerful as they are, Treos, BlackBerries and other smartphones are just not cool to whip out on a Saturday night.)
Virtualization At The Desktop?
Examine how more than 250 companies plan to adopt server virtualization technology in this recent InformationWeek Research report, Server Virtualization.
The BI Explosion
Examine the business intelligence strategies of 500 companies, including deployment drivers and challenges, spending plans, and vendor selection, in this recent InformationWeek Research report.
Palm and Sprint Unveil The Centro For Consumers
This most striking aspect of Palm's new gadget is that it is absolutely tiny. Palm CEO Ed Colligan's hand dwarfed it at today's press conference at the Digital Life show in NYC. Not only is it tiny, it is positively a consumer-focused device.
Using Google's Fix-It-As-We-Go Beta Approach?For ERP
Arizona State Unversity's technology officer, Adrian Sannier, is at it again. First, he embraced Google e-mail and applications for students and staff on a massive scale. Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting he tried a variation of Google's fix-as-we-go public beta approach to software with the university's ERP system, with sometimes painful results.
The ROI Of SOA: Get It Right!
In which this reporter is taken to task for exaggerating (negatively) the claims in a research report about the return on investment for service-oriented architecture. Thirty-seven percent is not nothing!
Lessons From Demo
This show was largely about applying Web 2.0 technology to solve interesting problems. In many cases, the interesting problems have been solved in other ways, though.
Video Alerts Give Google The Upper Hand -- Again
The latest enhancement to the Google Alerts product ? to include news-oriented videos on topics that readers select ? is a compelling upgrade for information junkies, online videophiles or those researching information on the Internet. It raises many questions on the future of information access, the future role of online video as an information source and Google's strategic directions.
Path to Profit: Transform your Underwriting Processes Join Insurance & Technology Editorial Director Kathy Burger, Cindy De Armond, Partner, Insurance Industry Practice, IBM Global Business Services, and Mark B. Gorman, Strategic Research Advisor, Insurance, TowerGroup, to gain insights into how integrating analytics and operations can transform the underwriting process.
Utilizing Enterprise Management Systems to Support Lean Manufacturing The pressure on manufacturing organizations has increased dramatically over the last 15 years. Lean manufacturing is now widely adopted as a strategy for focusing on customer value-adding activities through striving towards continuous improvement. This paper explores the increasing role software solutions play in supporting lean manufacturing.
A Guide to Evaluating E-Mail Security Solutions -- SonicWALL, Inc.
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5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
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?