Posts about Mobility

Posted by Teresa Mastrangelo on March 04, 2019
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867-5309 … some of you might be old enough to remember this song from Tommy Tutone dating all the way back to 1981. That was nearly 40 years ago, but strangely enough, I remember that phone number. And I also remember phone booths, pay phones and the ability to go to the phone store and get a new phone to match the new color of my bedroom. But enough nostalgia ...
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In 2014, the number of smartphones sold worldwide topped 1.3 billion. That’s more than 3.5 million per day; 41 every second. Indeed, phones have become as much a fashion accessory as communication device, with many consumers upgrading their models every two years or less. Clearly mobility is here to stay, both in our personal and professional lives, and the enterprise needs to open up to mobile both as a means to connect employees and reach customers. The cloud can be of tremendous help in this effort but the enterprise needs to integrate the two carefully to avoid traffic tie-ups, miscommunication and security vulnerabilities. Indeed, it’s getting hard to distinguish mobile from the cloud, so closely do the technologies complement each other. According to...
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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to drive a new model Mercedes Benz that was equipped with a number of “smart” features – many of them for safety purposes. Equipped with numerous sensors – it alerted me when I was too close to an object both from the front and rear and also alerted me when I was switching lanes and a car was in my blind spot.
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