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Mobile Computing

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Mobile Computing

Mobile Computing

Technology impresses itself as the years go by. Mobile computing is one of the most rapidly used devices in the world. Mobile computing consists of many devices such as cell phones, laptops, PDAs, tablets, and Ipads. Consumers and businesses around the world rely on these devices daily. Mobile computing has started drifting away from computers and moved into other areas such as Android devices, and Ipads. These devices are very similar to computers, but without the complexity and bulkiness. Mobile computing consists of the mobility of hardware and data software in computer applications. Mobile computing keeps advancing with every year that goes by. The first mobile computer was designed and sold called the Osborne 1, created by Adam Osborne and considered by historians to be the true first portable computer. Osborne 1 had a 5 inch screen, modem port, two 5 ¼ floppy drives, variety of bundled programs and a battery pack.

Mobile Computing

Mobile Computing

There are so many advantages of mobile computing for personal and business uses. Let’s focus on the personal advantages first; the obvious advantage would be that it is mobile and can be used anywhere. Many adults have started to return to school and having the ability to bring along your computer to class is an extreme advantage. When looking at the advantages in a business aspect there are several. First again the obvious as it being mobile technicians are able to bring them into the field of work. Many businesses use programs that are required in order for the company to function and allowing the technicians to have them available while on a job is very handy. Take a look at the logistics companies such as UPS, FedEx, and USPS who require you to sign for a package, how are they able to send the information back to the office? The tablets they carry allow them to keep track of...