Smartphones and Business

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Subject:Management Information Systems

Assignment:Smartphones

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Assignment due:11/11/10

Abstract

Mobile phones are no longer just for making calls. They also function as Personal Digital Assistants, digital cameras, Internet consoles, and e-mail. As a result of this, the operating system used in phones has had to improve. This demand for better mobile Operating Systems has changed the nature of the marketplace. That marketplace is healthy, despite global economic problems, largely because smart-phone sales are increasing. This report investigates the background to the Smartphone and gives an insight into what a Smartphone is, and how it has evolved since its beginnings in 1992. This report examines the various operating systems used by the leading smartphones in today’s market. We then explore the relevance of the Smartphone in businesses today through features and applications, and then explore the importance of the Smartphone in advertising and marketing, and how the Smartphone is paving the way for a new sector of M-commerce. This report then examines the security issues for businesses which have arisen due to the quantity of information which can be stored on an easy accessible device. This report will finally weigh up the future of the Smartphone and examine the argument that the PC will make way for the Smartphone. We then conclude the findings in this report highlighting the importance of the Smartphone in today’s society.

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Abstract..............................................................................................................................2 1. Background information on the Smartphone...............................................................4 2.1. What is a Smartphone...........................................................................................4 2.2. The history of the Smartphone.............................................................................5 2. Smartphones and their Operating Systems..................................................................7 3.3. Windows Mobile: ................................................................................................7 3.4. iPhone and Apple ................................................................................................7 3.5. Nokia....................................................................................................................8 3.6. Blackberry............................................................................................................8 3.7. Google and Android.............................................................................................9 3. Relevance Smart Phone Technology in Business.....................................................10 4. Smart Phones in Business Operations.......................................................................12 5.8. Features.............................................................................................................12 5.9. Applications.......................................................................................................13 5.10.1. File syncing:Sugarsync/Dropbox............................................................14 5.10.2. Documents to Go.....................................................................................14 5.10.3. Skype.......................................................................................................14 5.10.4. Scanner Pro..............................................................................................14 5.10.5. FTP on the Go..........................................................................................14 5.10....
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