A smartphone or sphone is any electronic handheld device that integrates the functionality of a mobile phone, personal digital assistant (PDA) or other information appliance. This is often achieved by adding telephone functions to an existing PDA (PDA Phone) or putting "smart" capabilities, such as PDA functions, into a mobile phone. A key feature of a smartphone is that additional native applications can be installed on the device. The applications can be developed by the manufacturer of the handheld device, by the operator or by any other third-party software developer.
Since Wi-Fi first appeared in smartphones ten years ago, owners and managers of public places like hospitals, university campuses, and shopping malls have hoped that Wi-Fi would offer a replacement for cell service, especially in areas that are not well-covered by the major carriers. Until recently, there was no universal, multi-operator coverage solution.
To build a great mobile app, you need the right skills, tools, and support. That’s why many companies are turning to integrated and collaborative mobile application development environments that let them meet business needs and exceed customer expectations.
It's no secret that the use smart phones is exploding. According to a recent report from the Pew Research Center, 34% Americans go online mostly using their phones, and not using some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer. The implication for location based marketing and ecommerce, customer service, and personalized, permission based marketing is enormous, but the rules of engagement are markedly different for mobile communications.
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Midsize firms from every region and industry are finding themselves under increasing pressure to improve productivity and business performance. Firms with 100 up to 1,000 or even 2,500 employees are still agile enough to respond to new opportunities, but they typically lack the comprehensive resources of larger companies to empower workers, manage processes, and generally drive successful customer engagement.
This white paper examines the opportunity midmarket firms have in leveraging network infrastructure for competitive success in the new cloud and mobility era. Midmarket firms can improve their competitive position by providing more efficient access to advanced productivity resources.
Your users are ready for multigigabit wireless. The real question is: Is your network? Don’t miss this opportunity to get a first-hand look at the solutions you’ll need to achieve data rates that make it easier for your people to share, stay informed, and make smart decisions.
• Join hosts Robb, Jimmy Ray, and networking experts as they dive deep into the technical details of delivering exponentially faster 802.11ac Wave 2 access through the current Cat5 cable you already have.
• Hear all about Cisco’s founding membership and participation in the NBASE-T Alliance, the team that’s driving the standardization of 2.5 Gb/s and 5 Gb/s Ethernet speeds in campus access.
• Discover the access point and switch technology you’ll need to ensure that your wired access layer does not become a stumbling block for your continued mobile growth.
Location-based services (LBS) show promise as a budding customer-centric mobility solution in some early adopting verticals such as retail, hospitality, and large public venues. Such services enable businesses to better understand their customer base through analytics as well as offer targeted, context-based communications including promotions and remote assistance. This IDC white paper explores the burgeoning LBS market, highlighting custom research conducted by IDC in March and April 2014; surveys were fielded to both IT and line-of-business (LOB) decision makers in select verticals and market segments. In this white paper, IDC analyzes the data and explores the attitudes surrounding LBS adoption in the context of broader technology trends.
This white paper will help you find out: the drivers behind mobile talent management, the benefits of mobile Talent Management for you and your workforce and the five key steps on your journey to mobile talent management.