Technology Forecast: 2011 Issue 1



 
Unleashing enterprise mobility

Technology Forecast: Unleashing enterprise mobility examines how the current generation of smart handhelds implies more opportunities for enterprises than might be obvious at first glance.

The smartest handhelds today offer the same power as a 1980s Cray supercomputer. Just as importantly, they can tap into the cloud and will be able to do so in a more secure way soon.

In the always-on, Post-PC era, early adopters are using their phones and tablets to become an integrated part of the information landscape. This is the beginning of the realization of a cybernetic vision in which humans and their devices, wherever they are, are both part of a more integrated whole.

The new smartphones and tablets take advantage of new classes of applications that allow easier use of knowledge and information sources on the public Web. The best of these applications can improve processes incrementally.

How do enterprises turn what has been a consumer trend in smart handhelds to their long-term advantage? The first step is to understand how the workforce is changing.

 

Why should you care?

Turning handheld power into enterprise clout

The smartphones, tablets, and other handheld devices your employees already own are productivity drivers. Seize the opportunity.
The smartphones, tablets, and other handheld devices your employees already own are productivity drivers. Seize the opportunity.
 
What's the tech forecast?

Mobile technology’s journey from peril to promise

App-centric handhelds are maturing rapidly, and the path to secure adoption is more straightforward than it may seem.
App-centric handhelds are maturing rapidly, and the path to secure adoption is more straightforward than it may seem.
 
How to lead the effort

How to exert leadership on enterprise mobility

CIOs need to acknowledge that the IT capabilities of employees’ own smartphones threaten the status quo.
CIOs need to acknowledge that the IT capabilities of employees’ own smartphones threaten the status quo.
 

Message from the editor

Tom DeGarmo, Principal & Technology Leader
To every thing there is a season. As this verse poetically captures, matters that at one point in time seemed settled may at another time be open again for debate. When it comes to smart handhelds, this is one of those times.
 

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