In 2010, the suggestion that a company could move all of its employees to the cloud was often met with skepticism. People relied on desktop computers and Exchange servers because that was what they’d used in the workplace for the past two decades. And, the few companies that did embrace the cloud tended to see it as a more cost-effective way to do things they’d always done. But over time, they started to recognize the transformational benefits of working in the cloud.
Couchbase is officially opening up two new technologies to mobile developers as part of a public beta program. Couchbase Lite is a lightweight database designed specifically for iOS and Android devices, while Cloud Sync Gateway syncs local data with a bigger database in the cloud.
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Google takes a hybrid approach to research – research happens across the entire company, and affects everything we do. As one example, we have a group that focuses on mobile interaction research. With research backgrounds in human-computer interaction, machine learning, statistical language modeling, and ubicomp, the group has focused on both foundational work and feature innovations for smart touchscreen keyboards. These innovations help us make things like typing messages on your Android device easier for hundreds of millions of people each day.
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A custom version of Android exerts total control over what you can do, depending on where you are and what apps or networks you are using…
Software from IBM allows a company to erase company data remotely without touching the user’s personal data. And software like AT&T’s Toggle creates two virtual devices inside your phone, one for work and one for personal use.
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Family of data, family of apps
LEILA RAFEI ON TUE, 2012-10-16
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