How technology is aiding - and shaping - the growing mobile workforce
By Greg Harper, president of Runzheimer International
A couple of decades ago few CEOs would advocate for empty parking lots and vacant office cubicles. Today, that has changed. Currently, more than 50% of the workforce is mobile on any given day, and IDC predicts that number to reach 73% by 2011.
While employee mobility offers tremendous potential for cost savings, improved MORESep 10, 2009 10:00 AM ET
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It's called the AT&T Navigator -- a turn-by-turn GPS navigation system for your car that runs on an iPhone 3G or 3GS. From the press release and early reviews it sounds like it's packed with features, from voice activation and spoken directions to the ability MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 2, 2009 8:10 AM ET
There's a theory favored by savvy Apple watchers that the first generation iPhone -- greeted with such hoopla last year -- was not actually the real thing.
That iPhone -- the one that hundreds of thousands of Americans queued up to buy for up to $599 apiece, the one that Time magazine named the Invention of the Year, the one that six million people purchased before Apple finally stopped making them in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 9, 2008 7:31 AM ET
Last Thursday, a week and a half before the expected unveiling of iPhone version 2.0, Apple (AAPL) published a 371-page patent that describes virtually every aspect of version 1.0 -- and adds a few wrinkles we haven't seen before. You can download it here.
Alden Malley at AppleInsider has done a pretty good job of teasing out the details in the patent that aren't offered in the current iPhone, items that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 3, 2008 8:06 AM ET
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