According to IT research firm Gartner, the great enterprise cloud migration is not only happening, it’s happening fast. Currently, cloud office suites represent eight percent of the overall Office productivity suite market, and that could balloon to 33 percent by 2017, and 60 percent in 2022. Bigger picture: worldwide spending on public IT cloud services is expected the $100 billion mark by 2016, says International Data Corp. (IDC), another market forecaster.
In other words, the future for business users is looking a lot more mobile, and a lot more productive. TechnologyGuide and its sister sites, Brighthhand, TabletPCReview, and NotebookReview examine this trend, and the many facets therein, because very soon, it’s likely we will all be working in the cloud.
JC Penney, the Apple Store, Nordstrom, Barneys and other major retailers are turning to iPads and iPods for use as cash registers. You’ll also find tablet-based cash registers in coffee shops and other small stores. But most shops and restaurants aren’t on board with this trend — not yet, anyway. TabletPCReview takes a look at why.
Have you ever been tempted to leave your laptop behind, toting only your iPad when you go out on the road? TPCR spells out the iPad accessories and apps that can turn this common dream into reality.
Mobile workers are spoiled. They demand connectivity anytime and anywhere, and when there isn’t free Wi-Fi available to allow them to get work done, all hell breaks loose. But it doesn’t have to be that way, according to the experts at SearchConsumerization.
Chances are that you haven’t used your smartphone yet to pay for anything in a retail store or restaurant, despite all of hoopla surrounding “mobile wallet” initiatives. Yet some analysts now predict a surge in mobile in-store purchases within the next couple of years.
Apple and a flock of other developers produce “anti-theft” apps. What are these apps designed to do? How well do they really work? Read this hands-on roundup.
You already know about Google Docs and Office 365, but what are some of the other cloud office suite alternatives?
As laptop theft and cybercrime continue to run rampant, here are eight tips from NotebookReview for making your notebook PC and its onboard data a lot safer and more secure.
Cloud-based storage is in high demand, but will Windows 8.1 with SkyDrive meet the need for an enterprise-grade service? SearchConsumerization takes a closer look at Microsoft’s cloud service offering.
Like just about everyone else, you’re probably using your iPhone or Android phone as a tool for both work and play. Here are ten essential apps for working on the go.
Accounting is moving into the clouds, for easy access from a PC or mobile device anywhere. In this review of six cloud services, the team at NotebookReview help you to choose the best one.
With all of the recent news about mobile security issues, there’s no question that there are plenty of dangers out there for you and your mobile device. So Brighthand is here to help with seven tips on how to keep your smartphone or tablet away from hacking attempts, malware, and general mischief.
What are the best ways to store photos, Office docs, and other files online, and to share them across devices? The experts at TabletPCReview take a fresh look at four leading cloud storage apps.
Microsoft was late to the game with its cloud office suite, but does it mean other services like Google and Zoho will become popular with businesses?
Do you rely on your smartphone for hours or even days at a time while away from home or the office? If so, what model should you get? Brighthand examines the top choices for the road warrier…and also picks a winner.
Whether you’re a corporate road warrior or you run a small business out of your home, the editors of Notebook Review have just the laptop that you need for work.