September 25, 2012 – 10:00 am
September has been an interesting month in Technology. Here are some stories and info you might find interesting as well as tips and articles for businesses about information technology policies and important info for those who use their web presence to help them get and keep customers:
Apple iPhone 5
Apple’s iPhone 5 was released September 21. So far, it has been selling like hotcakes. People love their iPhone! But there has been criticism of the Apple Maps app as it doesn’t work as well as Google maps (even sending people to the wrong place) and about the iPhone being easy to scuff and scratch, but overall, there are some positives coming out about the new phone.
If you’re wondering whether or not it’s right for you, why not read some smartphone reviews? Depending on what’s important to you in a smartphone, different phones suit different people. Here’s a review about the cameras in various phones: Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. HTC One X: The cameras. Here are some more general technology reviews of smartphones from TechCrunch with info about pricing, features, and so on.
iPhone 5’s Charger
One thing that many tech companies aren’t thrilled about, particularly third party accessory companies, is the fact that the iPhone charger has changed. Wired.com says in Victims of Lightning: How the iPhone’s New Connector Impacts Indie Device Designers
That “The new “Lightning” connector, in all its skinny glory, has laid waste to millions of existing iPhone accessories, affecting customers and gadget designers alike. Read more.
Companies often need to revisit their information technology policies, especially with the continuous advent of new technology and tools used by their users. Here’s an interesting read:
How Much IT Policy Is Too Much?
Sometimes, it isn’t best to follow your instincts. For many, particularly in IT, the instinctive reaction to change is to write a policy. While it’s good to have written policies, they should be carefully thought out and reviewed to ensure that the policies are achieving their goals. Read more
Food for Thought – Mobile Ready Websites
And, here’s some food for thought if you’re a business owner:
Is your business mobile friendly? When your customers and potential customers access your site from their iPhone, HTC, Samsung Galaxy, Blackberry or whatever…what kind of experience do they have? If your site isn’t mobile-friendly yet, you’re losing out on great potential to engage with customers and prospects while they are on the go. Adweek has a relevant article that says 72% of consumers think it’s important for brands to have a mobile-friendly site.
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