Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2013’

Starting a New Business? Do You Have a Mobile Strategy?

Global sales of smartphones and tablets have surpassed those of conventional computers. According to a recent study by Deloitte, “global mobile traffic as a percentage of total Internet traffic is expected to reach nearly 20 percent by the end of this year—compared with less than 5 percent at the end of 2010.”

The same report indicates “The prospect of outsized returns from investments in mobile has attracted startups and venture capitalists. Some of these firms are placing big bets on mobile-only initiatives and investments. In fact, a quarter of the firms and projects in a survey of venture capitalist and startup incubators have built their strategies on mobile technology.

If you are starting a new venture, regardless of the size of your company, your ability to be competitive will depend on the strength of your mobile program.

To read the entire article, click here or below.

Is Your Mobile Strategy Keeping Pace? – Deloitte CIO – WSJ.

The Best Laptops for College Students

PC Magazine just published its annual laptop guides for college students.  While most students today are opting for the latest Mac, there are a host of Windows based alternatives available, particularly if price is a factor in your decision.

Remember, that before you invest in a new laptop, it is wise to check with the school to see if they have specific requirements. Many schools have repair centers that are only offered to students that purchase their computer through the school. On-site repair at your school will usually result in a much faster turn-around time instead of having to return it to the vendor.

A comparison of the PC Magazine’s recommended models is available by clicking on the link below.

The Best Laptops for College Students |

Google’s Android Market Share Surge

According to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal, a recent report from IDC reports that Google’s Android global market share  is now at 79%, up from 69% at the end of the last year. Apple’ s market share slipped to 13% while Blackberry, once the market leader, now stands at under 3%.

Steve Mollenkopf, president and operating chief of mobile chip giant Qualcomm Inc. is quoted in the article that “You are seeing tremendous growth in the developing world. Companies selling there are picking up Android and driving that.”

What does this mean for Apple and Blackberry? Read the complete article below.

Googles Android Seizes Smartphone Market –

In a related article, AllThingsD’S, Ina Fried reports that Blackberry continues to lose more top level executives.


Are you Accessing Your Electronic Medical Records?

According to a report from researchers Aeffect Inc. and 88 Brand Partners, only 24% of consumers are accessing their electronic records. The same report indicates that about 80% of hospitals make this information available.

This is one area where consumers are reluctant to enter the digital age.  The reason given is that most patient have no idea how to access this information.

We are living in a digital world and there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to obtain your EMR records. The next time you visit your doctor or a hospital, ask them whether or not they have access to this information, and if so,  instructions on how you can get them.

Below is a link to the full article that appeared in today’s Wall Street Journal.

Electronic Medical Records Go Largely Unused: Survey – The CIO Report – WSJ.