When work and personal life overlap: A primer to the “Bring your own device” era
In the modern business world, carrying more than one device is most often a factor of available applications, device capabilities, or personal preferences rather than a solid-walled barrier between work and play life. BYOD may be defined as a business policy allowing employees to bring personally owned mobile devices to their places of work and use these devices to access privileged company resources as well as their own personal applications and data. It would be easier to explain how the two are not related, since cloud services and emerging technologies are evolving in the same techno-system, each influencing the other. In our present phase of technolution, the concepts behind Prosumer devices and the cloud as a content/data silo fit well hand-in-hand. It isn’t hard to envision the economic benefit to both parties if the costs of hardware and service are shared, but it’s rarely that simple. The costs of supporting a user carrying a smartphone are increasing as costs for the latest hardware and services alike are on the rise.
Social collaboration tools can make your business more efficient
There’s a specific technology that’s helping to pave the way — social collaboration software. This software market was a $600 million industry in 2010, but it’s estimated to reach $6.4 billion in 2016. If you’re looking for a way to stay connected, feel engaged and get stuff done, exploring social collaboration could be worthwhile. While companies are using social collaboration tools to assist productivity, social collaboration doesn’t always have to be company-driven. Individuals can manage personal tasks, professional projects and social networks using collaboration tools.
Continue reading at: http://mashable.com/2012/09/07/social-collaboration-tools/
New Business Intelligence service for Bioscience companies announced
The launch of MichBioIntel, a new advanced service to help emerging bioscience companies with their product development planning and commercialization efforts. MichBioIntel will enable Michigan's bioscience entrepreneurs and start-up companies to more readily obtain critical, industry-relevant business intelligence on a free or subsidized basis. The road for faster growth of Bio Science companies is charged with numerous business, regulatory and investment funding challenges. MichBioIntel will be available to any emerging bioscience company in Michigan through a qualification process. The program will subsidize costs of information and report delivery based on a company's funding level. In many cases, simple queries will be provided at no cost, while more complex requests will be billed on a fixed rate basis.
First iPhone 5 benchmarks: screaming fast, yes, but just shy of Galaxy S III
It’s really exciting to know something running beyond iPhones. The iPhone 5, labeled as iPhone5,2, scored a 1601 on Geekbench’s scale. Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. Designed to make benchmarks easy to run and easy to understand, Geekbench takes the guesswork out of producing robust and reliable benchmark results. For comparison, the iPhone 4S, which runs on an A5 processor, scored an average of 629, and the A5X-powered third-generation iPad averaged a 766. Although the iPhone 5 crushed its iOS predecessors and most leading Android devices, it fell short of the quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III, which scored a 1723.
Continue reading at: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/09/first-iphone-5-benchmarks/