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To overcome these complexities, Howard Treisman, chief technology officer at Avoka Technologies, has authored a free whitepaper that discusses 16 best practices to executing a successful mobile engagement... and data collection strategy.

Among these 16, here are the first 5 best practices from the report, with a sampling of the recommendations:

Buy vs Build: Keep in mind that data collection can...

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The 30-second commercial shows the much-awaited return of the start button but also demoes some of the other new features, like the ability to create smaller tiles and to change the size of windows... when multi-tasking.

The ad finishes by promoting how Windows 8.1 will run across Windows tablets, PCs and Microsoft Surface tablets and adds the slogan “one experience for everything in...

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Mindflash stirred up a whirl of controversy last month with the FocusAssist feature in its iPad software training app which lets you create self-paced, on-demand training instructions and presentation... materials.

FocusAssist monitors the attention of someone watching a training course or presentation and pauses the Mindflash app when the person looks away. Mindflash plans to expand this capabil...

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Drippler offers the latest tips, updates, apps and accessories recommendations for your particular device and lets you personalize the discovery of related content.

The company says Drippler... users have already accessed over 200 million “drips” (e.g., tips, features, updates, apps and accessories) across Android devices and the iPhone.

No word on when a 2.0 version of D...

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There are some important choices to be made when selecting a mobile solution, such as choosing the right device, communication strategy, and applications. Making a mistake in any of these three key... areas can seriously reduce your chances of success.

The following are tips to keep in mind as you consider mobile computing solutions for your emergency response organization.

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What about maintaining the devices? What about reliability? Who pays the phone bills and who checks the usage? What about liability and security? Longtime computer journalist Colin Barker... ponders these questions and more. 

The initial issue facing the IT business is that, like it or not, the BYOD phenomenon is happening already. Research conducted by analysts at Ovum indicated...

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Waze, which builds itself as the fastest-growing, community-based traffic and navigation app, uses crowd-sourcing (tips from drivers) to figure out where traffic jams are to give riders the quickest... route to get where they want to go.

Tony Cripps, principal analyst at Ovum said the acquisition is more than just an addition to Google’s portfolio.

“Waze also has the benefi...

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Although hundreds of thousands of apps in the Google Play store will run on tablets, Google has not been as proactive as Apple in helping developers optimize them specifically for tablets.

Just... yesterday, during an earnings call with analysts, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted Apple has now optimized over 350,000 apps for the iPad versus only "a few hundred" by the competition (primarily Andr...