There’s no shortage of quirky, fun mobile apps out there—even one that promises to brighten your teeth by throwing off electromagnetic signals through a white screen. While fun apps and games have fueled dramatic market growth, there’s some work to be done on the business side of the market.
Chevrolet’s Volt hybrid electric car contains more than 10 million lines of software code that run on almost 100 microprocessors. Owners can even use their smart phones to lock or unlock the door, ask for the battery’s state of charge or turn on the air conditioning.
A quick online search for news about the “consumerization of IT,” is a little dizzying in its repetitiveness.
Headlines often try to get our attention with a stark picture: “Consumerization of IT taking its toll on IT Managers,” or “Consumerization and the BYOD Trend Heighten Data Leakage Fears.”
Between the buzz around the “Google Glass” project and the overnight success of the Bluetooth-powered watch, “Pebble,” the world is alight with the idea of wearable technology. Why would one want to wear technology when we have smartphones? Because the way we interact with the world changes based on where the technology lives.
There are encouraging improvements in several areas of Internet security. At the same time, cyber thieves are adapting tactics and targeting more niche loopholes and emerging technologies such as cloud computing, social networks and mobile devices.
Can you believe it? After 244 years, the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica is out of print. You probably already know why. A singular culprit with a funny name: Wikipedia. But what can we learn from the rise of Wikipedia and how it relates to crowd sourcing, social enterprise and learning? You’d be surprised.
Chances are, there’s a mobile phone in your pocket, if not on your desk. And chances are you rely on that phone to get a considerable amount of work done — or at the very least — keep it under control. The mobile revolution is in full swing and its impact on the market will be indelible. But what can we learn from the latest trends? And more importantly, what is mobility, really?
Retailers are still tallying up the take from this year’s holiday shopping season. While the malls were jammed between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, so too were the Web-ways as more people took to the Internet to gather their holiday gifts. The big jump: shopping using mobile apps.
Fortune published a profile of Microsoft founder Bill Gates about a decade ago that included a photo of his pristinely clean office. His desk had three monitors, a keyboard, a mouse and not a scrap of paper. He was the proverbial pioneer of the paperless office.