Amazing! The first ever "portable wireless 'phone" was actually invented in *1922*! So why did it take so long for us to get to where we are now?
Watch this short silent film to see how the character Eve had to wrap the antennae wire around a fire hydrant on the street, then raise her umbrella antennae to get a signal. It appears Eve makes a phone call to an operator who plays a phonograph for her and her companion. "An early mobile phone crossed with an early walkman! Excellent! "
Would you get emotional without your smartphone? According to this infographic from Gartner, Distimo, and iPass (among others), that is exactly how 59% of the workforce would react if they had to work without thier precious smartphone for a week. Learn this and many more facts about Mobile employees and thier devices.
Traveling to the East Coast? You may want to rethink your travel plans. As if the East Coast hadn't been pummled enough by Hurrican Sandy, more severe weather is on its way, causing more flight delays and cancellations.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to mobile devices. When it comes to BYOD or company-provided mobile devices, more and more organizations are taking a step back, understanding thier business needs, and customizing an approach and strategy that works best for thier current environment.
Some people have thier holiday decorations out already and it's not even Halloween. What this means to me is that it is never too late to start thinking about holiday gift ideas. The gift that keeps on giving?... Apps! The hot app download right now is anything that boosts productivity for yourself, for your employees. Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy has been targeting Apple iPhone in its advertisements and getting some attention. Find out why MobileTechReview believes the new Samsung Galaxy S III deserves some attention... Android Phone Reviews by MobileTechReview
We've answered many of the basic questions in mobile. Will we have 4G networks and when? Yes. Will consumers adopt devices and what kinds? Yes. They will adopt numerous devices. Will the app store be successful?
Being named a Top 100 Place to Live is a big deal. It fuels economic development and improves quality of life. It fosters community pride and creates opportunities for marketing tourism, relocation, business and industry. Of the 100 U.S. cities named to RelocateAmerica’s list for 2011, there are 10 that have won the American Idol for communities in that they were named a Top 10 Place to Live.
Mobile apps powering businessThe AustralianWhile personal productivity apps and tools were early favourites when smartphones first appeared on the business scene, now attention is shifting to harnessing the power of enterprise systems.
Silicon Valley is abuzz over Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's controversial decision to stop allowing employees to work from home.
Runzheimer International's insight:
In a time when nearly 40% of all employees are mobile, based on the 2012 Runzheimer Total Employee Mobility Benchmarking Survey, the decision from Yahoo to require all employees to report to the office is a bold move. Yahoo CEO Marrissa Mayer values the connection colleagues make when face-to-face; however, others argue that employees who work from home are more productive and work longer hours. Is this a question of quantity versus quality? What are your thoughts?
Since 42% of today's workforce is mobile, according to Runzheimer International, it is important to ensure they remain productive. See these 5 must-have apps to keep your employees effective and efficient on the go!
Mobile programs, including business vehicles, travel, relocation, mobile device managment, and routing, are a significant part of your total spend, but are you getting the most from your program? What are other companies doing? How does your program compare? Take the Runzheimer Total Employee Benchmarking Survey and find out.
The BYOD revolution is in full swing! How does your company handle security of your data? What can you do to ensure company data is secure without interfering with employees' personal data? MobileIron has introduced a clear way to seperate personal and professional data, via personas.
You've heard of car share programs... well what about bike sharing? Car sharing makes sense in highly compact urban areas in which a vehicle is only needed for long distances. But what about somewhat less compact areas in which locales is more sporadic, not walking distance? Learn more about Bike Sharing with SoBi...
Today’s workers are tech-savvy, mobile, and always-on, and they are increasingly on the move, whether roaming about on a corporate campus, visiting a branch office, working on the road, or doing their job from a home office.
From the millennial masses up through the C-suite, employees are using personal technology—be it laptops, tablets, smartphones, or cloud computing services accessing their companies’ networks—at work, fueling the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend.
It’s generating a lot of buzz about BYOD, and depending on who’s doing the talking, conversations tend to center around productivity (end-users), security/privacy (CIOs and IT departments), or cost (finance folks).
SummaLogic’s Robert Keahey chummed the BYOD waters recently at focus.com when he wrote: “We’re a couple of years into this new paradigm, and with the use of SaaS, cloud-based integrated business suites and digital supply chains on the rise, we should step back and see what we’ve learned.
Has BYOD helped or hindered your business model? Has IT been able to respond to this challenge/opportunity? … What are your experiences (or those of the companies with which you work)? Success stories? Horror stories?”
If you use vehicles in your small business, how and when you deduct for the business use of those vehicles can have significant tax implications. It pays to learn the nuances of mileage deductions, buying versus leasing and depreciation of vehicles.