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Mobile-Only Internet Users Surpass Desktop-Only Users

Mobile-Only Internet Users Surpass Desktop-Only Users | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
ComScore reports that, for the first time ever, the amount users who use the internet exclusively on mobile devices has exceeded the amount of users who ex
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....... this does not mean the the internet is being accessed more frequently on mobile overall. This data only tracks users who exclusively use one type of device.

 

Thanks to Mila for the article.

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What The New iPhone 6 Plus Reveals About The Future Of Work

What The New iPhone 6 Plus Reveals About The Future Of Work | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Apple’s launch of the iPhone 6 Plus reflects a wider trend of mobile devices slowly replacing PCs as the central device for the consumer’s every day use. The rise of cloud computing has enabled mobile devices to fulfil most computing tasks so that “any trade-offs are outweighed by the convenience and flexibility provided by the mobile devices.”

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According to CloudTimes.org, 84% of smartphone users are already using cloud-based services.
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EU unveils plan to end roaming charges for mobile phones

EU unveils plan to end roaming charges for mobile phones | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The proposed law includes both “carrot-and-stick” elements to encourage mobile phone operators to remove roaming charges for customers who use mobile phones while traveling in the E.U.
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Roaming charges especially in regards to data have always been prohibitively expensive. The EU (via Commissioner Neelie Kroes) has already done a lot to drive prices down to more affordable levels but it is still not enough. The psychological barrier still exists and will continue to weigh down on mobile usage. If the consumer is going to be made to feel comfortable enough to rely on cloud storage, wherever that might be, than the levy for being away from home must be removed entirely.

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Raise Your Cloud IQ

INFOGRAPHIC: Raise Your Cloud IQ | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
IQ - What is your cloud IQ? Attached is an insightful and very creative infographic produced by SAP.
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Great infographic with hardly surprising results.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Forecasting Higher Education

INFOGRAPHIC: Forecasting Higher Education | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Higher Education - Students at all levels and places in life are looking online for education, and academics are responding in record numbers.
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The cloud concept will further facilitate an education where tutors and students will not need the physical demands associated with heavy books or assignments.

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Salmo Gardino's curator insight, April 6, 2013 8:16 AM
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Well-Designed Infographics tell stories faster.  This one, Forecasting Higher Education, smartly points to snow-balling trend in higher education.

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How I survived 7 days in Chromebook exile | PCWorld

How I survived 7 days in Chromebook exile | PCWorld | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Save your anti-Chromebook insults. Real-world experience proves Chromebooks can make better sense that Windows PCs.
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Most certainly the Google suite of Apps are up to many of the day to day functions one would expect. Nonetheless, certain PC application still have no alternative.

 

Doubts as to whether Chromebook has a future will persist. Nonetheless, IMHO it will not be the PC Desktop environment that will threaten its existance, but the rise of the tablet ecosystems.

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Why Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Is So Hot Right Now

Why Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Is So Hot Right Now | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has been a thorn in the side of IT departments since the very first laptop, so why is it big news now?
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BYOD makes a lot of sense but for security.

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Bryan Wiedeman's curator insight, October 11, 2014 2:32 AM

This article is written by Intel and focuses on why companies are switching away from corporate owned devices towards employee owned devices. I added it because it looks at the issue from a different lens and talks about the increased quality of consumer devices and software.

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Cloud Computing Highlights Of 2012: Social Collaboration And Integration | CloudTweaks

Cloud Computing Highlights Of 2012: Social Collaboration And Integration | CloudTweaks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

2012 has been a takeoff year for cloud computing, there have been no real major breakthroughs yet no setbacks as well, but that is not to say that the field has been asleep overall, we have seen a continued growth in terms of support and adoption including the emergence of new types of services on offer. There have been a lot of improvements in the technology and also a lot of new directions taken that we have yet to see if they will lead to success or not. Let us take a look back a whole year at the state of cloud computing so far.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Are Smartphones Replacing Our Wallets? · Lemon Blog

INFOGRAPHIC: Are Smartphones Replacing Our Wallets? · Lemon Blog | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A debate has grown in recent years about whether or not smartphones are replacing our wallets. With the rise of mobile payment services and banking apps, it's becoming less and less necessary to use cash or even credit cards to manage our money.
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12 surprising ways personal technology betrays your privacy

12 surprising ways personal technology betrays your privacy | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

It's not just your boss or the government that's spying on you, it's also the devices and technologies you embrace.

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Here are 12 ways your personal technology is betraying your privacy.

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V3 Storage Summit: Cloud computing means storage is low on priority list for smartphone buyers

V3 Storage Summit: Cloud computing means storage is low on priority list for smartphone buyers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Local storage not a big deal
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While some may regard the amount of storage too important to be placed sixth on the list, this ranking can be credited in part to the growth of cloud storage. Apple offers 5GB of free iCloud storage for a new iPhone buyer and Samsung smartphones boast 25GB of free Dropbox storage, for example.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Unlocking Mobile Cloud

INFOGRAPHIC: Unlocking Mobile Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Mobile - The plethora of mobile devices with smartphones and tablets leading the wave of a new era of computing, CIOs and IT managers
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This should not come as much of a surprise. The cloud's importance today is a result of the requirement of services on the move by smartphone and tablet users.

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Le futur selon Fujitsu | The Future according to Fujitsu (French)

Le futur selon Fujitsu | The Future according to Fujitsu (French) | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Fujitsu IT Future. Intéressante journée explorant les usages de demain avec des experts et des aventuriers passionnés : parfaits leaders pour des réunions 2.0 !
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Engage users through social leader boards

Engage users through social leader boards | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Mobile games have become an integral part of the industry landscape over the last few years.
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Cloud computing makes 16GB smartphones the ideal size

Cloud computing makes 16GB smartphones the ideal size | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

A study from IHS found that on average, customers who purchased a smartphone in 2012 only needed about 12.8GB of storage to meet their needs.

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Cloud Computing: Fast Facts | Business 2 Community

Cloud Computing: Fast Facts | Business 2 Community | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Making the switch from hardware to the cloud is a decision that requires a lot of thinking. While there are a lot of pros that can be said, there are also some
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The mobile tech IQ test: Are you smarter than your smartphone?

The mobile tech IQ test: Are you smarter than your smartphone? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Mobile technology is a huge part of our lives -- and boy, has it come a long way over the past several years, let alone decades. From giant car phones to sleek smartphones, mobile gadgets have evolved from clunky utilitarian tools into artistic communication consoles.
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