Monthly Archives: August 2017

Mobile Technology

Not long ago, a tech savvy reader noted an essay I’d written on mobile smart phone technology and how far we’d come since the first cell phones had been introduced. Specifically they’d asked why I didn’t mention “Maxwell Smart and his battles with Chaos” and how his shoe phone got him out of quite a few difficult situations. After all, most of our technology in the mobile smart phone space really was just science fiction back in the 60s and 70s. Okay so, let’s talk.

Now then, I’d say that imagination in future concepts is the key. Science Fiction today is tomorrow’s reality, right? One thing I’ve always noted is the difference between the pre-Internet, fax machine, and cell phone days and today, especially when it comes to business applications. You see, I believe that there is a fundamental understanding that comes from doing without those technologies, and that wisdom helps one better leverage the newest technology as they come forth.

For instance, I skipped the PDA and held onto my day planner (old tech) during that time since I already had a very expensive $5000 laptop when those PDA technologies were coming forth, it seemed to me to be a duplication, one I really didn’t need, as I was very efficient with my day planner, “To Do” lists, and relied on my memory to get me through the day for the rest.

There was an interesting article recently in the Wall Street Journal on April 16, 2012 titled; “Google, Oracle Head to Showdown,” by John Letzing and Steven D. Jones which discussed all the court battles for patents going on in the mobile smart phone space.

Now then, forget about the on-going legal battles in this space for a moment, because I’d like to make a comment about how these patent wars are actually hurting consumers, and not assisting companies bring forth the technology, rather slowing it into the market place.

You see, I’d submit to you that the future changes in the advancement of mobile technology is actually being slowed down by these patent wars, by the patent process, and by the cost incurred for the legal staff and billion dollar court awards from these lawsuits. Perhaps, by now we’d have holographic video phones with hologram performers by now, if the tech companies could get on with the business of delivering the future today.

Speaking of the future, the kids going to school may get onto a self-driving school bus and in the future we may have flying school buses or no school at all, rather a holographic immersion system, learning by Avatar in your living room. The future of thought-swapping social networks is coming, along with PhD brain chips, no college needed, but this will mean folks must better understand the fundamentals to do something great with it.

Your smart phone would be a brain chip, connected to your Google Goggles and you’ll be living your life in augmented reality, straddling two worlds, and enjoying both as one – your new reality. Now then, think back a couple of decades – look how far we’ve come so far? Yes, see what I mean, we’ve come a long way, but as Ray Kurweil and the Singularitists have advised we may be in for a hyperspace in technology and nothing today will be similar to that of tomorrow.

All About Emerging Event Technologies

Up until a few years ago, organizations were unaware of the existence of social media tools. They only promoted their products and services on newspapers and magazines (advertisements) and at the most, via hoardings at select locations, to increase visibility and their customer base.

However, nowadays we see companies posting their product information on Facebook, tweeting about their services on Twitter, and so on, to produce leads and increase their business. The possibilities of the usage of social media tools and mobile applications seem to be endless. You too can start using social media platforms and mobile technology to enhance your organization’s marketing and communication strategies.

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and such other popular social media websites will help you showcase your products and receive reviews on the same, quite easily and instantly. Social media tools expand the reach of your products and events information to the entire online social world. Facebook, Twitter, etc. lets you connect with the people outside your community or residing in other regions of the world and in a sense helps you build up an expanded business network in a short period of time.

Social media platforms are particularly beneficial for promotional purposes. For example, if you want to promote your upcoming week’s fundraising event to the maximum number people, use the wide range of social media sites to post about your fundraising details including the date of the event, time, venue location, and more, to let millions of users know about the same. Besides, you can also provide the registration or online ticketing page link on such websites to allow people to immediately register or buy tickets to attend the function.

Twitter is used by organizations to tweet (in 140 characters or less) about their products, events and such other activities on a daily basis. Users can follow your tweets as well as businesses via Twitter. In this way, it helps you increase your customer base and in turn attract more people towards your business. LinkedIn is also used by millions of enterprises to develop connections with like-minded industry colleagues.

Of late, mobile technology has gained huge popularity because of its highly portable and flexible nature to let you instantly send information overcoming geographical constraints. Mobile devices such as Smartphone, iPad, tablet, and so on, are used to send business-related data on the target audience’s mobile handset. You can sent practically anything – from your online meeting or conference registration link to the concert ticketing page link as well as details of all the latest products on the portable electronic gadget of your contacts. The contacts can immediately respond with their feedback and suggestions by using their mobile gadget. In this way, mobile technology lets you popularize your business in a simple manner.

How Mobile Technology Has Changed

Today I was using my iPhone and it struck me that before smart phones things took just a little bit longer. Mobile technology just makes everything much more convenient.

Here is a day in the life of me and my mobile technology and I am going to present it in a Now and Then format just for fun.

Now

Wake up to my iPhone Alarm

Then

Set a clock radio as my alarm

Now

Go to the gym and listen to iTunes on my iPhone

Then

Take my Walkman or Discman with headset

Now

Meditate using meditation timer Meditate app on my iPhone

Then

Set a stove timer or watch alarm or stop watch

Now

Send text blast to my client list

Then

Send an email announcement to my client list

Now

Use the Park My Car app to park my car by just punching in the location code

Then

Use change and never have enough

Now

Play Words with Friends and Draw Something

Then

Beg anyone to play a board game of Scrabble

Now

Use the DocScan app on my iPhone to take a photo of a private document and text it as a PDF attachment

Then

Send a fax

Now

Book my flights and travel using Air Canada app and have itinerary sent to my office manager

Then

Book with travel agent years ago and lately on the Internet

Now

Share documents with clients and colleagues on Google Docs or use Drop Box for file sharing

Then

Try to send large files by email

Now

Read the Wall Street Journal app, LA Times and got the latest news from CNN

Then

Buy the paper at the newsstand

Now

Saw an article I liked and took a pic of it in Evernote for easy future access

Then

Tear out the article and put it in a stack of paper

Now

Took a note on iPhone using the Note app and it automatically emails me the note

Then

Search for pen and paper

Now

Bought a Tea Latte at Starbucks and used the Rewards App to pay for my drink

Then

Have a Starbucks card or use cash/debit/credit

Now

Go shopping and have all of my rewards cards stored in the Key Ring App on my iPhone

Then

Have a wallet full of cards to keep track of

These are just a few of the ways that mobile technology is making my life easier. There are many more ways that I use my mobile technology in my life and I see it as helping me to be way more efficient.

Developing Mobile Technologies

A major investment in the future of women in technology industries is being made by an all too uncommon new start-up accelerator called Women Innovate Mobile (WIM). It is WIM’s intention is to foster women entrepreneurs, provide constructive feedback, and to assist start-ups in managing a long list of business concerns related to running a mobile development company in addition to concerns related to being a female entrepreneur.

Earlier this month WIM began accepting applications from companies owned or co-owned by a woman and a product associated with mobile technology. WIM is offering office space free of charge to two to five mobile start-ups. Included in the package is investment capital, and access to mentoring and leadership skills. Education regarding networking skills is also an item on the agenda when a company decides to participate in an accelerator program; providing one of the many entrepreneurial women seeking assistance access to networks and other support systems previously inaccessible to many small business owners. Before the inception of WIM, women were even more seriously underserved by male dominated business accelerators. Women Innovate Mobile is first such accelerator dedicated to female enfranchisement in the mobile tech world.

Start ups are on the rise this year; they are anticipated to reach the highest numbers seen in fifteen years. Even with positive numbers like that, women only represent thirty-five percent of start-up owners. A trend WIM intends to see turned around and more balance between men and women owned new start-up companies. In the interest of fostering that balance WIM is focusing on mobile tech companies. WIM would of course love to see the next generation of mobile technology, applications and devices, come from one of these groups nurtured by the emergent acceleration program. With most investors still being men some women are resistant to asking for help, WIM works hard to increase visibility and approachability amongst women and the sources of capital funds to a realize entrepreneurial goals.

Business Mobile Phones Technology

With the evolving era, a lot of changes have taken place around us. One of these is the change in the mobile phones. Earlier our mobile phones were just a means to communicate, but now days they have become one of the status symbols. A person is known by the phone he carries.

Business mobile phones are the latest addition in the league of sophisticated mobile phones.. They not only enhance your status but also help in running your business efficiently. These phones are so much in demand that the mobile phones companies are constantly coming up with new features which can help the businessmen in handling their business more efficiently.

The advancement in the business mobile phones technology has helped in improving the productivity and the work rate. These phones with advanced technology help people to connect with their clients and business associates from anywhere in the world. The looks and the advanced features also enhance the personality of a businessman and increases one’s status and value in a business group.

There are so many types of business phones available in the market, that it creates a lot of confusion in the mind of the consumer as to which phone to buy. One must choose their phone on the basis of one’s own business needs and budget. There is one for everybody, whether it is someone who has a small business or someone who has a big one.

A businessman needs to have a business phone to maintain contacts. Other than that, one’s business mobile phone helps to store documents, store various other important data due to a larger memory, ability to send emails at a quicker rate and many more features which helps in making you more competent at performing all your business activities.

The rates of these phones are absolutely justified because of the cutting edge business mobile phone tech that is being updated regularly. Businessmen who are opting for cheaper phones to save money must consider buying these business phones as it will help them in saving a lot of money in the long run.