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Kind of weird for me. I haven't used my laptop for 10 days now. Mobile, tablet & cloud has provided everything. Although I've hauled it & associated cables around the planet. Only reason for laptop is access to SPSS at the moment and will be used again tomorrow. 
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Stats software. Use it for most analytics projects. Probably the most hardware intensive desktop application I use at the moment.
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When you attend an ICT or startup event in Wollongong, someone always reminds you that UOW produces more ICT graduates than any university in the country. On the face of it, this sounds pretty impress...
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Mobile technology:

Mobile technology is the collective term for the range of devices, systems and infrastructure used to provide wireless services.

The demand for, and use of this technology is experiencing exponential growth globally due in large part to its ease of use from anywhere at any time. Delivering mobile services is more than allowing smartphones access to web pages and impacts both strategic and operational planning.

The term “mobile” no longer represents just a “phone”. Smartphones are micro-computers with mobile phone functionality and laptops are portable desktop computers. Tablet computers, characterised by the iPad, represent a new technology that has blurred the boundaries between smartphones and laptops. All of these devices are designed to connect to the internet from anywhere at anytime. This trend is altering the value proposition of business.

Mobile technology as a mega-trend is considered responsible for social, environmental and economic change including the overthrow of governments, enabling smart technologies that reduce carbon emissions all the way through to trivial services like having a pizza delivered to your door. Significantly, this trend explains the development and demise of entire industries as value propositions change.

The adoption and usage of mobile technology is given. The key strategic trends that impact from mobile technology usage are: wireless connectivity; and BYO (Bring Your Own) Computing. Wireless connectivity requires reassessment of enterprise network infrastructure for delivering data and reconsideration of built environments created around static workstations. This also changes the way other public spaces are used as individuals and groups find new meeting places often based around where the best wireless connections exist.
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Who (what) has best social media user interface for smartphones? Does it make a difference whether you're using the app to create or consume social media content? 
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Nice day to be indoors. Great part of city to enjoy a rainy day. 
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How do you find the easiest way to do a complex job? Pick a lazy person to do it, they'll always work it out the fastest way too. 
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Trends in Mobile Services.

Cloud Computing:

Cloud computing services or the Cloud, is collective term that refers to a range of computing services hosted somewhere else. The term is said to derive from the use of a cloud image to represent the internet or a network in ITC diagramming. Much like clouds in the sky, cloud services go by unnoticed by most; but, like the weather, not paying attention to the cloud can result in disaster for the operational environment.

Growth in cloud computing services is increasing in line with mobile technology usage. Cloud computing utilises machine or platform virtualisation to create clones of physical devices. This enables more efficient use of computing power to deliver a range of services. Cloud services use centralised hardware running virtual machines reducing the cost of hardware and support services and changing the infrastructure required to deliver IT services.

Cloud computing alters the enterprise IT services paradigm. The requirements of service and support teams change as users take responsibility for their own mobile device and the browser or app becomes the interface between a user and their cloud based applications.

Cloud computing and the associated virtualisation have been central to the growth and increasing acceptance of innovative and entrepreneurial activity which has increased and amplified disruptive change.

Cloud services reduce the barriers to entry for entrepreneurs to access powerful computing and communications capabilities. The time and cost to develop, test and deploy new products and business models has been reduced to almost zero, enabling entrepreneurs to concentrate their endeavors in areas that maximise value. This means engaging with innovators and early adopters directly through their mobile technology.
Cloud computing is also critical to ITC strategic planning. Cloud computing is a service that is not dependent on specific local infrastructure, this is especially important when outsourcing core enterprise functions.

Cloud services represent a competitive proposition that will drive value-based differentiation and delivery.

Mobile technology is reliant on cloud computing services to function. Where there is mobile technology cloud computing services are being used.
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