Market is cluttered with… Desktops Laptops Netbooks Smartphones Tablets How does a consumer decide?
Decision is still about… Need Usage Security Cost
The decision is easier… When buying a computer Buy as much horsepower as you can afford Assume a 3, 5, even 7 year life When buying a smartphone All offer voice, text and data Nearly all models have email, calendar, camera and apps Variation is in the service plan How do you decide on a tablet?
How many tablet devices are available? At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, 18 smartphones were unveiled More than 80 tablet devices were unveiled at CES Fewer than ¼ of those devices have made it into consumers hands According to Gartner 17 million tablet devices sold in 2010 Expect > 60 million sold in 2011
Which tablet is right for you? Most importantly… How are you going to use it? E-reader Video Email/calendar Notes/document editing Camera What does it cost? Expect to upgrade in 24 months Buy only what you need now Its not the iPad but… HP TouchPad B&N Nook Color Tablet
Existing cross platform options Email Calendar Royal Drive (WebDAV) PDFs, Office documents, pictures Information Classification & Protection Policy Information Classification & Protection Policy Live@edu Email Calendar Contacts Sky Drive
Ideal cross platform apps iOS and Android Free or one time, nominal fee Free 30 day trial w/ option to buy or upgrade Desktop – PC or Mac Native application Web browser accessible Free or one time, nominal fee Free 30 day trial w/ option to buy or upgrade Subscription Services
Which apps fit the ideal mold? Callpod Keeper Dropbox Evernote Springpad Kindle Facebook Words with Friends Grocery Gadget Pandora Radio
Chrome web apps Apps that run within the browser Pros Very much like smartphone/tablet apps Easy to install, cloud based Cons Logging into Chrome on multiple machines doesnt retain list of apps you use Apps are free, services are subscription based