The era of double-digit growth in smart phone adoption is coming to a close as devices approach the saturation point, which in turn will lead to drops in prices, according to new research. In North America alone, some 200 million smart phones are already in active use — one for about every 2.75 people residing on the continent and about one-seventh of the world's total active devices.
Within the next two years, IT organizations will need to master a slew of mobile-related skills — many of them new or unfamiliar. They'll also need to have on hand the tools to execute and support increasingly important mobile technologies.
HP today announced two tablets powered by the 64-bit Intel Atom processor: the redesigned HP ElitePad 1000 and the new HP ProPad 600.
A journalism professor at the University of Maryland is using tablets to engage his students.
Here's what's on the IT table for three different institutions during the coming year.
WillowTree Apps has launched the Apps for Education Platform, a tool designed to help educational institutions develop and deploy customized apps and HTML5 Web sites.
Smart phones running on Google's Android OS will approach 1 billion units by the end of this year, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.
Maryland's Towson University is the first to pilot new outdoor solar charging technology from CarrierClass Green Infrastructure.
Cloudpath Networks has introduced the XpressConnect Enrollment System 3.0, an automated device enablement (ADE) platform that combines secure device onboarding and certificate management.
Tablet manufacturers are beginning to face a more difficult environment domestically. Growth in tablet sales, particularly among end users, has slowed dramatically. Institutional purchasing, rather than consumer demand, seems to be the main force that's continuing to push tablet adoption.