Modern reality embraces a 24/7, always-on world where everything from research information to personal communication happens on-demand. This is true for many in the user community but is nowhere more clearly realized than within higher education. Here learners and educators are connected to the global internet on campus with laptops, with broadband connections at home and increasingly, with smartphones everywhere. This white paper published by Palm outlines the rise in demand for always-on connectivity and how Palm wireless handhelds and smartphone technology meets and exceeds it. See how Palm is leading the way.
This white paper discusses the value of smartphones and handheld devices as part of government COOP and emergency response strategies. The first section reviews COOP challenges, including the limitations of ordinary cell phones, laptops, and the public switched telephone network (PSTN) during emergencies. The next section describes smartphone solutions that enable government to continue delivering services during emergencies or disruptions. The white paper concludes by describing characteristics of smartphones that maximize their value for COOP and emergency response.
Bluetooth technology is a set of disclaimers that allow devices to talk to other devices, or to accessories, wirelessly over short distances. Bluetooth technology allows devices to communicate with each other without cables. As of the writing of this paper (Fall 2005), Bluetooth technology is being used in significant numbers by cell phone manufacturers to do things like connect a hands-free headset to a mobile phone or connect a mobile phone to a computer. This paper presents an overview of best practices for using Bluetooth wireless technology and for dealing with security concerns when using Bluetooth services.