Internet technology and marketing

May 8, 2011

Tablet computing

Filed under: android, iPad, tablets — Tags: , , , — webcubic @ 9:12 am

Goldman Sachs projected that tablet sales will increase by 500 percent in 2011.  Another study from Robert Half Technology reported companies nationwide expect to increase tablet usage by 50 percent within the next two years.  SwebApps is one of many companies that develops iPad and Android apps.  They estimated that typical customized tablet apps cost between $15,000 and $40,000 to develop.

One company that invests in tablets for their employees reported that tablets have increased productivity around the office because employees are much more mobile. Plus, he added, tablets are “green” because paper usage has dropped.

Are tablets in your future?

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December 19, 2010

Future computing environment

Google’s recent announcement rekindled our interest in the future of computing environment.  Here are the key features of what we see for the future.

– a computing device with no local application software or data

– a thin operating system which will boot quickly and provide network access

– applications (software) accessible over the network

– data stored in a cloud

Some of this is exactly what the Google announcement provided.  We are high on this environment.  What does this mean?

– the computing device needs to be low cost.  And a commodity.

– data be easily and securely available. And shared.

– some means to positively identify a specific user

How does all of this work?  Our follow up post on this topic will describe user scenarios.

May 9, 2010

Office Web Apps

Filed under: google, microsoft office web apps — Tags: , , — webcubic @ 10:38 pm

REF: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2011818423_microsoftoffice09.html

Microsoft will launch Office 2010 on Wednesday.  It will be generally available in June.  Microsoft will also make a free ad-supported version called Office Web Apps in June.  The company is providing the new app to counteract the influence of Google Docs.

Office Web Apps will offer more features and presentation than Google Docs but it will not have all the features of Office 2010.

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