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Tablets everywhere!!

A new  key forecast data on where tablet sales are headed across a range of businesses from small to large.Drawing on recent research by IDC and Intermedia, shows the biggest compound annual growth for tablets coming from the smallest companies. These “micro” firms, with fewer than 10 employees, will see 98% growth in tablet adoption from 2011 to 2016.

Tablet growth projections across the other three business segments are plenty strong as well:Enterprise (1,000+ employees) is set for 62.7% growth; Mid-size companies (100-999) 50.8% growth; and Small companies (10-99) will see 78.5% tablet growth.

For 2013, IDC predicts small business adoption of tablet will grow 114% from 4.9 million to 10.4 million tablets...

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Considerations for the Developer of Tabapps:

Conquering the app store is a mighty task that requires developers get everything right from an attractive price to a stylish user interface, not to mention some kind of competitive advantage and value.

Make the user interface consistent and easy to use

An ever-changing user interface risks confusing and annoying the user to the point where they’re not sure how to use the application.The developers should make sure menu options, button labels, ‘soft keys’, menus and other parts of the UI are “consistent and clear”.

Graphics and text should be clear for the user

It sounds obvious, but Wrigley stresses that all text in an app should be “readable, clear and not cut off by the edge of the screen or overlapping other screen items”.

App navigation must be fluid

The de...

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Globalization of Tablet PC!!

Tablets represent nothing short of the reinvention of the personal computer.The data we are seeing around tablet adoption is incredible. And contrary to the belief of many, the tablet craze is not just happening in America but around the world. This reality has many implications.

Much of the tablet unit shipment and forecast data coming in from around the world suggest that we are seeing annual growth rates for tablets in Asia particular at over 60% YoY.Just to put that in contrast with how other segments are doing in the Asia Pacific region, growth for traditional computers is seeing 12% YoY growth annually.

Tablets on the other hand are truly personal computers and they bring the added benefit of only a very small learning curve in order to begin using them effectively...

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Tablet deployment in schools!!

Schools began giving its students a learning material ” tablets” !!
Tablets have become the cool new kid in class. But not every school is using Apple, and not all of them are using tablets properly.Using computer technology in education is nothing new, but placing PCs on every desktop or assigning every student a laptop hasn’t been financially feasible for most secondary schools.

Not surprisingly, in many educators’ eyes, the evolution of the tablet holds the promise of finally making it financially viable to have a dedicated device for each student—what educators like to call “one-to-one” computing.

Sure, students not having to lug around textbooks is great...

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Tablets not just for the kids in school

In fact many were looking heavily at how tablets can be used specifically for the educators and administrators to empower them to do their work more effectively.

For administrators, this included things like quick and easy access to data via glance-able dashboards of key metrics. For educators, it meant real time updates of students’ progress as well as providing them with more efficient assessment tools.

The challenges discussed at length were which platform to support and how to support multiple platforms.

The findings are interesting that there are great IT people committed to the important cause of technology and learning. I also think there is a misconception that technology employees of school districts are second rate and couldn’t cut it in corporate IT.

This is undeniably false...

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Android tops Ipad!!

Tablet shipments are growing faster than earlier, already optimistic forecasts made by research firm IDC and others. A new report shows a record total of 52.5 million tablets shipped worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2012, a whopping 75.3% increase over the same quarter a year ago.

Though news of record-breaking tablet shipments has been standard fare in most market research reports for at least the past two years, the new IDC report has some surprises.The iPad continues to dominate, with IDC estimating that Apple shipped 22.9 million units in the quarter, but its lead is slipping. For the second quarter in a row, IDC says the iPad lost market share in the face of strong competition, and now has a 43.6% market share. That’s down from a 46.4% share in the earlier quarter...

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IDC study: Tablet refresh to add 1% to IT budget every year

 IT needs to develop a governance strategy for mobile application development efforts,” says IDC analyst Meredith Whalen.A new report released today by International Data Corp. (IDC) finds that many IT leaders believe the tablet will become a necessary secondary device to the laptop and will need to be refreshed every 2.5 years.But IDC said IT organizations can expect to bear added costs for the purchase and support of so many tablets

Specifically, the research firm estimates it would cost the average large organization an additional 1% of their IT budget every year to refresh the tablets in their organization...

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The cloud is on everyone’s mind these days!!

cloud computing

Apps like Dropbox and Google Drive are getting everyone excited about cloud storage, . Users are ready for the cloud but is the cloud really ready for us? Amid all this hype and excitement, there are signs that storms are brewing.

Cloud storage is nice. It’s convenient, and when it works, it works wonders. But is it secure enough to rely on, either for your personal stuff or your business data?

What is to be relied on is secured files. Stored where one can see them (or at least the hard drives where they live). Everything gets backed up, and then backed up again just in case—storage is cheap, but  time and effort is equally valuable.And sure, there is no need to maintain the back up as most of the stuff is covered by cloud solution...

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Gartner blames tablet demand as PC market crashes in Q4..

Market research firm Gartner says that an increasing demand for tablets saw worldwide PC shipments drop 4.9% to 90.3 million in the fourth quarter of last year.

“Tablets have dramatically changed the device landscape for PCs, not so much by ‘cannibalizing’ PC sales, but by causing PC users to shift consumption to tablets rather than replacing older PCs,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner.

“Whereas as once we imagined a world in which individual users would have both a PC and a tablet as personal devices, we increasingly suspect that most individuals will shift consumption activity to a personal tablet, and perform creative and administrative tasks on a shared PC.

“There will be some individuals who retain both, but we believe they will be exception...

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Tablets:- Preferred device among airline passengers!!

A new survey shows the percentage of airline passengers using tablets has almost drawn dead even with those using laptops.

Of the 2,600 travelers surveyed by FlightView, 38% said they fly with a laptop while 37% said they fly with a tablet. FlightView, which offers real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industry, said it expects tablets to pass notebooks in airplane use by next year.

Smartphones ruled the results at 82% in the multiple answer survey with E-Readers coming in 4th at 19%.

There were several other interesting tidbits in the survey of traveler’s preferences.For example, a majority are unsatisfied with Wi-Fi service in-flight and in the airport...

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