Mobile Computing Security: Authorized Use Guidelines

As corporations find new uses for mobile computing platforms, it is important to remember lessons learned years ago when personal computers were first being issued as productivity aides. Providing guidance on what to do and not to do with the loaned equipment was a necessary step, do not turn off the anti-virus software, do use a strong password, be careful what you put into an email and who you send it to, and so forth.

The analog to authorized use is unauthorized use, corporate council can provide information on any liability associated with employee inappropriate use of a system owned by a firm and used primarily for business purposes. Review of the entire guideline by corporate counsel is a good idea.

Firms should give serious thought to any sensitive information to be involved in authorized use, the security of apps is an open issue and the risks to sensitive data should be carefully considered. The whole issue of configuration management of mobile devices is wide open, as apps are inexpensive and easily available, employees provided with a device for one purpose may consider the device to be personal property and use it as such.

Abuse of capabilities is also wide open, as use is in such an early stage of evolution, monitoring use is an important issue to gain understanding of typical user behavior and changes in that behavior. For example, social networks present challenges and opportunities that are not necessarily well understood and should be expected to change with unpredictable consequences. It wasn’t that long ago that Instant Messenger raised concerns for the security Team, Twitter is a whole new world of ulcer generating concerns.

Financial apps that enable mobile banking and brokerage services present capabilities that have to generate real concerns, the lack of authentication and the resulting anonymous user creates a world without accountability, surely not a good thing.

Another early lesson worth remembering was that issuing a tome and expecting employees to heed it is a very naive expectation, the guideline should be brief and easy to understand, anything more needs other approaches to training and awareness.

As mobile computing creates an exciting new world with fantastic potential, there is a temptation to reject “the old ways of doing things”, as great as that temptation may be avoiding it is essential. Lessons learned through previous hard knocks should be revisited and applied to this new paradigm.

Considerations When Choosing a Mobile Marketing Platform

Who needs a computer? In times like these, all you need is a handy dandy mobile phone to quickly and accessibly acquire all the information you look for. So many people realize this to the point that the number of people who use their cell phones have skyrocketed, as well as the number of people with smart phones have increased. Already seen as a practical source of information and a must-have, these mobile phones have also already extended its use to businesses in a way that it is already considered as a mobile marketing platform.

But how does this marketing work? To be able to utilize and make efficient this tool, thus improving customer interaction and increasing sales, key considerations must be given attention to:

  1. Set a goal that you want to achieve on the market.
  2. Evaluate what are lacking in your marketing plans that hinder you to achieve the goal.
  3. Is your company prepared for a mobile marketing platform?
  4. Is your target market easy to reach through your mobile marketing platform?
  5. How will you use your mobile marketing platform? Will it be a tool to get more orders? To spread updates about your products and services? Or simply to advertise?
  6. How often will you use your mobile marketing platform and how is it important compared to the rest of your marketing plan?
  7. Allot the budget for your mobile marketing platform, as well as for the rest of your plans.
  8. Will you want new features and services, other than the simple call and text?
  9. Learn to cope with the latest technologies available because the rapid change and updates in technology will greatly affect the mobile marketing world in general.

Although the platform will usually allow a company to reach rapidly increasing markets, if one does not have any goals and plans about the platform, it may stop the business from providing additional revenues and engaging in present as well as potential customers for itself. Companies should not rush into exploring the beneficial possibilities of mobile platforms without analyzing if these actually fit their kind of businesses and target markets first. Moreover, if it supports the overall marketing strategy. But companies who are also very reluctant or backward-thinking might also be missing a very effective, efficient tool for marketing and increasing a company’s visibility.

Just How Much Will Tablets Change Mobile Computing?

The release of Apple’s iPad, and the flurry of competitive tablet PC products set to release over the next 12 months, will undoubtedly change the face of mobile computing. Full PC computing power, with high speed wireless web connection, all in a conveniently portable package. But, what will be the impact of these new devices on daily business computing? That is the million dollar, or rather billion dollar question.

In my opinion, the change will be nothing short of revolutionary.

Technology for small businesses, the lifeblood of this country, has been largely tied to desktop PCs. While laptops provide mobile computing options, they are far too expensive for small businesses to assign to mobile personnel. Hardware prices have fallen to affordable ranges, however the software used by small businesses has grown towards the web with SaaS offerings becoming the attractive options. SaaS platforms (Software as a Service) require one major component that has not yet seen a major price drop – wireless mobile internet. Tablet PCs will change that.

Even though iPad has a high hardware price relative to the tablet market, the mobile internet plan is very affordable. As other hardware devices enter the space, hardware prices will remain below $500. As long as mobile devices can be purchased for around $300, and mobile internet service can be purchased for $20/month or less, small businesses will be able to access this level of technology, and run the SaaS platforms they can afford, creating efficiencies our economy has never seen. What kind of efficiencies? How about doubling the mobile staff, without adding any new management? How about tripling it? How about tripling said staff without adding any major technology? The ratios of efficiencies gained will be simply outstanding.

Take the trucking businesses for instance. There are nearly 8 million commercial drivers on our roads today. Tow thirds of them work for companies with fewer than 50 trucks. Drivers working for these smaller firms do not have technology in the truck that connects them digitally to their home base, other than a cell phone. A tablet PC in a trucking rig not only offers the connectivity needed for dispatching management through web-based trucking software, but adds a tremendous amount of other functionality: mapping and GPS tracking, traffic reports, e-mail and several other communication methods, plus much more.

With each and every tablet PC introduced to a single truck, my prediction is an additional 2-5% to the company’s bottom line. For businesses traditionally seeing roughly 10% net margins, an increase of 2 percentage points represents a 20% increase in net profit. Since when do small businesses, much less trucking companies, have the ability to increase the bottom line a staggering 20% by simply buying a new computer? That’s a revolutionary change at a time when our country needs it most.

Mobile Computing: The Impact of Social Media

The implication of mobile phones in our modern world is getting clearer and with the impact that these devices have had on social media networking sites, mobile computing just got better and attention from hardware and software developers and vendors. Mobile computing innovations have seen the rise of Android and iPhone platforms where third-party developers have developed hundreds of thousands of apps that run on these devices, some right in the cloud. The real drivers of mobile computing however are not the hardware and software manufacturers but rather the many users that interact and are always connected on these social networks and using these devices. It can therefore be assumed that the future of these devices and where they are used will largely determine future innovations surrounding the proliferation of mobile devices.

Mobile users spend more time on networking sites than their desktop counterparts. This means that network systems will require more dynamic connectivity patterns if this trend is expected to continue and if social networking sites expect to reap more revenue in the future. Mobile advertisers will also reap a huge chunk of that revenue as innovation in the field of geo-location, user activity sensing and social profiling is expected to lead to more targeted and therefore better advertising. It is also highly likely that mobile computing developments will largely revolve around social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Already, the launch of Facebook places and the ability to add longitude and latitude to tweets are evidence that the future of mobile computing is in social media.

All the above sounds interesting, however it also means that things like customer experience with low latency, high responsiveness and ease of interaction will need major improvements if customers are expected to have the same kind of experience on mobile platforms as desktop users. It is also interesting to see that the current limitations on mobile devices have induced new behavior in users. This includes skimming through content rather than reading and writing short answers. While solutions to these challenges can be built around these emerging behaviors, one this is clear, users?expectations cannot be met unless these challenges can be solved.

Energy concerns for mobile computing are another challenge. Smartphones rarely store charge for more than 12 hours in continuous use and bigger and more colorful screens means that power usage just went up. These are challenges that can be resolved by having more efficient hardware and software. We can only reflect on the current developments in mobile computing and its impact on social media and hope that it will tangibly shape the unpredictable path into the future of human interaction.

The HTC HD2 – A Powerful Mobile Computer

The Microsoft Windows Mobile os has endured plenty of criticism in the past few years for falling behind rivals such as Google’s Android and Apples iOS platforms when it comes to speed and usability. Despite these shortcomings the Microsoft platform still remains a popular option for business users due to the tight integration with Microsoft Exchange email servers and the Microsoft Office suite.

HTC have brought their smartphone expertise to the Windows Mobile platform with the release of the HTC HD2. This smartphone runs version 6.5 of the Windows Mobile operating system, but HTC have added their own customized user interface that features a more touch-friendly interface, with configurable home screens and support for widgets that can provide services such as live social networking updates. The customization extends into a suite of additional applications that are better designed for finger control rather than with a stylus.

The hardware of the HTC HD2 is very impressive, with the clean, simple design utterly dominated by a massive 4.3 inch high-resolution touchscreen display. Despite the handsets size, it still feels manageable, thanks to a reasonable overall weight and a thickness of only 11mm. The HD2 is packed with the latest smartphone technology, including 3G HSDPA and Wi-Fi connection options, as well as GPS functionality and a potent 5 Megapixel digital camera with dual-LED flashes that can produce outstanding images in addition to recording video.

The HD2 is powered by a super-fast 1Ghz processor that allows HTC’s customized user interface to run without any pauses. There is a fully featured media-player application, which combined with the large screen and expandable microSD card memory, means the HTC HD2 makes a great mobile media viewer. As expected, the Window Mobile handset comes with support for Microsoft Exchange and the mobile version of Microsoft Office, and the large touchscreen functions very well for surfing the internet when on-the-go.

With the HD2, HTC have managed to sustain their reputation for building desirable, cutting-edge handsets. The large display and powerful cpu at the core of the HD2 mean this is a mobile phone that truly feels like a mobile computer, and the customized user interface is a much-needed improvement over the standard outdated Windows Mobile alternative. Users who have no use for the integrated services of a Windows Mobile device will still probably want to consider HTC’s Android handsets before the HD2, but for anyone in the market for a Windows Mobile handset, HTC has provided a very welcome option.


Mobile Computing Essentials

Mobile computing is the ability to do computing tasks in some or all possible locations. Here, I’ll be listing (in my opinion are) the top 4 requirements for mobile computing and my suggestions/opinions on those requirements.

There are other requirements for mobile computing, and you can check them at Wikipedia.


It’s common sense: if your computers or mobile devices are too heavy to carry around they are useless for mobile computing. Gone are the days of lugging around heavy laptops the size of attache cases. A good example of a very portable computing device is the Apple MacBook Air: It’s small and thin enough to put in an envelope. Also good examples are the humble netbooks. These small, almost pocket sized computers are small and light enough that you can almost put them inside your coat pockets or purses. They offer relatively good processing power for the basic computing needs, up to 15 hours of battery life (depending on use) and are cheaper than most full size notebooks. Since Asus came out with the original Ultra Mobile Personal Computer (UMPC), the EEEPC, almost all computer companies have created their own netbook line.

Now, with the release of the Apple iPad tablet, Tablet Computing have been put in spotlight again. Major computer brands are following with Samsung releasing the Galaxy Tab and HP developing and hopefully finally releasing the Slate, and Asus announcing the EeePads, that more than out features and out powers the iPad.

Battery Life

Even if you have the fastest and lightest computing devices (laptops, mobile phones, tablets, etc.) but you don’t have enough power to support them, they are practically useless for mobile computing. A couple of hours of power is the current standard for most laptops. If your laptop’s battery last for three hours that’s already above average.

With netbooks, three hours is just the average. Because of the development of low power consuming processors and LED displays, and also the development of higher capacity, compact lithium ion/ polymer battery packs, we have netbooks that can stay powered for more than 8 hours. Example of such laptops are the next generation Acer Aspire One 533, ASUS Eee PC 1015,MSI U160, HP Mini 210 Series. Imagine this scenario: You fully charge your netbook before you start the day and then use it unplugged for the whole day. Now that’s you call “truly mobile computing”. With smartphones, especially those that utilizes a lot of 3G connectivity, a full day of operation is adorable: anything less is just normal.

Internet Connectivity

Staying connected to the Internet is one of the basic requirements for mobile computing. Unless you don’t have any use for the Internet, your mobile computing device should at least have a built-in wireless network adapter, also known as wi-fi card. Another essential device for staying connected with your netbook or laptops is a mobile broadband device like the 3G USB modems, pcmcia cards, and built-in 3G modems in several netbooks and laptops. The latest smartphones take full advantage of 3G networks: they can work outside wi-fi hotspots. The only downside to that is the rapid loss of battery life.


Mobile computing has the most demanding requirements for devices especially when it comes to durability. Because mobile computing is done anywhere and everywhere, the devices you use should be able to survive the most number of scenarios. And when we talk about durability in mobile computing, nothing beats the Panasonic ToughBook. This line of laptops from Panasonic were designed to handle the most demanding computing environments. Check out the videos in Youtube.


Before buying any mobile computing device, make sure you research well about the product. The best way to gauge if the device meets your needs and wants is to try the actual device. If you can try the device for a day, the better.

Always buy mobile computing devices with at least one year warranty. That gives you a small sense of security when your device fails within the first year.

When it comes to durability, most mobile computing devices like laptops, netbooks, smartphones, and tablets have operational guidelines that you should follow. If you use these devices outside their perscribe conditions, you risk voiding the warranty. Examples are using the device under the rain, vibrating platforms, sand-prone and water-prone places like the beach, and other uncommon locations.

Mobile Operating Platforms And Their Compatibility With PC (MS Windows) Based Operating Platforms

These days the communication is on the revolution mode as, day by day the mobile and computer users are increasing. Ten years before the choice of the user in selection of mobile phone was limited but as the time progressed and the user came to know the new features introduced by the phone manufacturing companies the mobile consumers have to be more specific in selection of mobile models having all the required features. Today the mobile consumer prefer the mobile having good advertisement, market availability and average price around three to seven thousand rupees. Besides this the consumer also prefer that the handset should also have multimedia features as MP3 Player, Digital Camera, Video Player and FM Radio Player. But many little user are interested in the base platform on which the mobile phone works. As the time is progressing the users are getting aware about these platform.

Now, let me tell you about these platform. Mobile phones operate on Symbian, Java, Microsoft Windows and Palm OS. These operating platform has many advantages and disadvantages for the users especially for those who connect their mobile phone with PC for various uses. As the Symbian based phone has disadvantage that it require driver to connect to the device i.e. phone with PC for functionality it has advantage that after installing driver it synchronies with the PC and update Contact list and messages of Outlook automatically. Whereas, java based phones do not require driver to connect with PC as they are automatically detected but they do not synchronies automatically with outlook and others. Moreover, if you have Symbian based phone you can use it as modem to browse internet on PC as they carry their driver or compilable PC Suit but this is not sure in case of java based phones. Java based mobile are excellent while working on bluetooth mode. As they automatically get connect with other bluetooth device i.e. PC, Printers, Play stations and even with some projectors and operate these device by phone but you will not experience such things with Symbian based phones. Microsoft window based cell phones are just like mini PC as the base platform of both of the device (PC&Cell Phone) are same. But still device driver for some specific devices like modem, camera, memory are required.

Thus, these are some differences in the operating platform of the mobile phones. There are many more technical detailed differences which I will mention in other article.

Mobile Computing for the New Age

When Moses stepped off the mountain, he allegedly carried two stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments. Had he waited a few thousand years, he could have had the entire Holy Bible, the Quran, the Tripitaka, the Hindu Vedas and Tantras, and the Torah all on a mobile tablet! While we don’t chisel writing into stone these days, the miracle of the tablet computer is still nonetheless undeniable. The latest results are in; both home and business users are increasingly adopting the devices as their main mobile computing platform. So let’s take a look at the evolution of the tablet computer, the various options that are available, and what we have to look forward to.

I actually remember going to the movie theater in 1969 with my mom to see Stanley Kubrick’s classic “2001: A Space Odyssey” and marveling at the cool gadgets like the NewsPad. This device, now over four decades old, was an early concept piece that really did resemble the devices we use today. The first iteration of that early device was a tablet style PC created by Microsoft in the early 2000s though the true tablet explosion didn’t really occur until 2010. The first tablet came on the market with a reasonable price point and the Apple name behind it. Thus, the iPad stormed the beaches of retail and started showing up in homes all over the world. The device became the go-to choice for consumers and businesses users for over a year. Then in late 2011, a phenomenon swept the consumer marketplace as the Amazon Kindle Fire was introduced with an even better price point and perfectly positioned for the 2011 holiday season. With consumer interest peaking, it was easy to see that business users wouldn’t be far behind.

2012 brought the expectation that businesses of all shapes and sizes would incorporate tablet devices into everyday work environments, and some movement in that direction did follow as tablet computing made sense for businesses that had field employees who needed a safe, secure, and simple way to enter data and perform routine tasks. However, deploying a host of Apple devices on a Windows-centric network was not an ideal solution for those SMB organizations with limited IT staff, experience, or knowledge. The competition really began when Google entered the fray with the Nexus tablet geared specifically for business.

In the second half of 2012 industry giant Microsoft made a move that changed everything. Rumor became fact in July at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto when CEO Steve Ballmer announced the impending release of the new Windows 8 operating system. This was a huge move in that this new OS was driven by a touch-enabled component. It was obvious that Microsoft was taking a swipe at the tablet marketplace looking for a piece of an ever-growing pie, but no one expected just how serious Microsoft was about getting more than a foothold. At that same event, Ballmer unveiled the Microsoft Surface tablet powered by Windows 8 and it was sure to rock the market. Since Microsoft delivered a device without the traditional partnership with an OEM manufacturer, there appeared to be a sense of urgency to compete and win. Even though it took several months for Surface to be ready for mass-market purchases, the anticipation and curiosity amongst both Microsoft fans and detractors was palpable. When reviews started coming in, there was a wide range of opinions on Surface’s operability, ease of integration, and “cool factor.” With the release of Surface Pro expected in early 2013, Microsoft appeared ready to finally do battle with the iPad and the Nexus for SMB supremacy.

That brings us to the inevitable question of, which tablet option is the best? Well, it’s really not about which tablet is the best but rather which tablet is the best fit for your needs. There are definitely some things to consider and important questions to ask when deciding on a tablet solution for your organization. While the Apple iPad has had a head start in terms of market penetration, does that mean it’s the right choice? The Google Nexus and its Android-powered brethren have the advantage of an inexpensive price point, but do they have all the bells and whistles or the reliability to be counted on in commercial applications? Does Microsoft’s Surface work well enough and seamlessly enough with business networks to justify the higher cost? Obviously there are pros and cons for each device, and each needs to be fully evaluated before any tablet implementation.

Looking first at the incumbent, Apple created a pretty tough competitor in the iPad. Now in its fourth generation, the iPad has been adopted by children using learning applications and business users employing unlimited commercial applications. One of the hallmarks of the Apple mindset has always focused on ease of use, and users often report that this is one of the main reasons they are so happy with it.The current iPad boasts a retina display which consists of a 9.7 inch LED-backlit multi-touch display which is about double that of the previous version. A skinny device at just about a third of an inch thick, the newest version gives you plenty of connectivity choices, too. Storage size affects the price significantly from the 16 GB option with WiFi to the beefy 128 GB option with both WiFi and cellular data connectivity. The iPad has a dual core ARM-based processor with quad core graphics which really lights up the Retina display much better than the previous ASX chip. Other notable features include a quick A6X processor, improved boot up time from 27 seconds to 16 seconds, and the robust selection of applications in the Apple iTunes store. It’s a bit on the heavy side compared to the competition, but not dense enough to make it undesirable. It has a nice camera complete with the FaceTime application preloaded for video calls. Currently, the iPad is the unquestioned leader in the field.

The second device in the lineup is the Google Nexus 10. This device is the most popular being widely accepted both by consumers and business users and is manufactured by leading smartphone maker Samsung. The Nexus 10 gives Google a major play in the tablet space. One of the main advantages of the newest Nexus model is a budget friendly option starting at a mere $399 retail price point. Running on the Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean” operating system and sporting a 10 inch HD Gorilla glass display, it looks good and performs well. Storage space ranges from 16 GB to 32 GB and is much less than the top end iPad. Nexus 10 leverages multi-user capabilities with customized user screens and accounts for each person and enhanced WiFi to great advantage. The ARM based processor is plenty speedy with 2 MB of RAM, and the machine is thin and light. Of course, it is designed for use with the myriad of Google adjuncts with lots of available downloads from the Google Play store (not as many as the iTune store, but growing), video chats with Google Hangouts, the lean and mean Google Chrome Internet browser, and seamless integration with cloud-based Google applications. It’s still unclear if the Nexus 10 is low-touch integration with Google Apps for business, but more than likely requires some effort to get there.

The third contender, Microsoft Surface, entered the fray late in 2012. The Surface tablets were shown off by CEO Steve Ballmer at the Toronto Partner Conference and elicited more than a few “oohs” and “aahs” at the demo. While Surface was designed to take advantage of the new touch-enabled Windows 8 operating system, the initial release used the established tablet OS Windows RT. This didn’t really generate a lot of excitement amongst reviewers or potential buyers, but it did give the marketplace a taste of what was to come. In early 2013 Microsoft brought forth the then long-awaited Surface Pro with Windows 8.

While significantly more expensive than its predecessor (around $899 at Best Buy), the performance and features are right up there with the Apple iPad. Are you curious about performance? Surface boasts 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor, double the Nexus 10’s RAM at 4 GB, and an Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU. You almost feel as if you’re on a laptop rather than a tablet. Surface Pro also has the biggest display at 10.6 inches, but is still pretty thin and light measuring a scant half an inch thick and weighing only 903 grams. Like the competition, Surface has both front and rear facing cameras but stands apart with a feature called the Type Cover which protects the device and doubles as a keyboard for more traditional typing. Though not standard with the device, Type Cover is an extra which will run you another $130. Surface also comes with a stylus device called the Surface Pen which is superior in experience to both of the rivals. Storage memory is a big leap as well with either 64 GB or 128 GB available for about $100 more. One drawback of the 64 GB model is that there is really only about 23 GB available for data. Another major negative is battery life. If you are the kind of user who has multiple applications and videos running at the same time, you might only get about four hours from the battery. Hopefully this will be addressed in future iterations.

As you can see the competition is fierce, and frankly I am not going to advocate for any one device over another as each has its strengths and weaknesses. Your tablet of choice will depend on your budget, the applications you want to use, and the ease of integration into your network environment. While I believe that consumers will continue to gravitate to the less-expensive devices like the iPad and the Nexus 7, there will be more than a few businesses that will love the Surface for extending the Windows network for a seamless experience between all devices. Not to mention, the ease of integration with existing applications and superior performance will be a big bonus, too. Check them all out as there are variances in the user experience across the different operating systems, but rest assured that one thing is certain, the tablet is not a passing fad. Even though we scarcely gave it a second look when the attractive female yeomen handed a similar prop to Captain Kirk in the original “Star Trek,” we now know that it is a viable device and one that will only grow in popularity across all segments of the marketplace.

Popular Mobile Development Platforms

Gone are those days where mobile phones acted just as a communication device used to talk and write short messages. Mobile phones are more than complete communication and entertainment device. Therefore, mobile development has become one of the most competitive territories for the developers. Around the world, mobile developers use mobile platforms for the development of some amazing apps.

Some of these platforms are exclusively limited to the firms, which produce products while others are available for third-party usage. There are offshore development centers around the world, which are using these platforms for the development and running of amazing applications, which run on these platforms. You can outsource custom development projects to such centers.

Popular Development Platforms

Symbian OS – Holding one of the largest shares in the market, Symbian OS is one of the favorites among mobile developers. It is an open source operating system (OS) and development platform designed for smartphones and maintained by Nokia. The Symbian kernel (EKA2) supports sufficiently fast real-time response to build a single-core phone around it.

Google Android – Mobile development was revolutionized ever since the launch of Android, which is based upon a modified version of the Linux kernel. This user-friendly platform’s software stack consists of Java applications running on a Java-based, object-oriented application framework on top of Java core libraries. Android started as an OS from a small start-up company and was later acquired by Google.

Apple iOS – The i-generation’s development platform, iOS is used by mobile developers to create applications for the iPhones, iPads and Apple TV. It is exclusively used for iPhone development, as Apple does not license its iOS for installation on third-party hardware. This platform is derived from Mac OS X and is therefore a Unix-like operating system by nature.

BlackBerry OS – This is a proprietary development platform developed by Research In Motion for its BlackBerry devices. RIM allows third-party developers to write software using the available BlackBerry API (application programming interface) classes. There are more than 15,000 downloadable applications, which are developed using this platform.

Windows Phone – This is the latest offering from the big daddy of computing Microsoft. This is the successor to the successful Windows Mobile, which was used for development purpose for many years. It is a closed proprietary mobile development platform. A new design language Metro allows mobile developers to integrate the operating system with third party and other Microsoft services.

webOS – This is one of the oldest mobile development platforms in the world. webOS proprietary mobile operating system running on the Linux kernel and was owned by Palm before being taken over by HP. The platform allows the development of third party applications. These applications have to be certified by HP. Applications for it is written in JavaScript, HTML as well as C and C++.

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Mobility Computing Services – Anytime, Anywhere and Any Place

The advent of mobile technology, with its easy accessibility, has predictably resulted in the mobile devices being used for smooth access and exchange of information.

People want access to information on-demand from their mobile devices, in order to increase effectiveness in their organizations and increase the ability to interact.

The mobility computing solutions help you to develop and launch scalable, secure and mobile business solutions and grow your business in entirely new ways.

The integrated mobility software helps to deliver products to market on a lower cost to attain high performance and utilize productivity.

The following are the segments mobile computing services are provided in:

  • Location Based Service: Developing Location-Based Services (LBS) for any mobile platform ranging from store locator to staff monitoring, useful in retail business or in any location based utility.
  • Mobile Health Monitoring: IT and mobile telecommunications to monitor patient’s health remotely to help governments, care delivery organizations (CDOs) and healthcare payers to reduce costs, related to chronic diseases and improving the quality of life of their patients.
  • Testing of Mobile Games: You can get end to end testing services for mobile games and applications.
  • Mobile Advertising: The voice/picture/video based mobile advertisements are a rapidly growing platform used to reach customers.
  • Mobile Instant Messaging: The solution provide instant mobile messaging (Voice/Picture/Video) as well as aggregation of different social networking messages like Facebook, Twitter, internet messengers (Google,Yahoo etc.).
  • Mobile Music or Content Serving: The solution supports progressing streaming as well as Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) based content serving.
  • Global Positioning Systems: The Mobility services providers have expertise in design, development and deployment of GPS-based solutions for PDAs. They can effortlessly deploy the PPS or SPS-based solutions entailing NMEA or Sirf Binary Protocols.
  • Mobitex Networks: The market has providers with proven capabilities to develop the Mobitex networks application, which is an OSI-based open standard, national public access wireless packet-switched data network. Mobitex lays great emphasis on safety and reliability, which is one reason it is preferred by the military, police, firefighters and ambulance services.
  • IEEE 802.11b: The mobility solution helps to design, develop and deploy PDA applications using IEEE 802.11b-based networks.
  • Mobile Commerce and WAP: The providers need to have experience and proficiency of successfully working on projects in the major mobile computing platforms such as PalmOS, Windows CE and Epoc.
  • Porting of Mobile Applications: The porting of mobile applications from one platform to several other platforms is getting essential for usability purpose.
  • Smart Phone Applications Development: Look for providers who have capabilities to develop solutions for all smart phones (based on iPhone, android and blackberry platforms) as well as for j2me supported phones.

Keep reading these articles. We are sure you would find them interesting. I shall get back with more such mobility services articles. Till then stay tune!