Chapter 12. Mobile Society

Connect anywhere, any time with any device—that has long been the promise of technology for the busy professional, and the Social Age generation is perhaps the first that will see that promise fulfilled. High-performance cell phones, smart phones, and PDAs now offer the connectivity and computing power needed for ubiquitous data access.

In this chapter, we explore the way mobile devices have changed user expectations and the ways mobility is becoming a critical enterprise service. We touch briefly on trends in mobile computing devices, including the evolving role of 4G (fourth generation) networks and the way Social Age interaction will take advantage of the extraordinary power of these mobile networks. In ...

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