Disruptive Docks<br />How the Break in Mobile Technology Will Effect the Market <br />
The Dock<br />Google, Oracle and Motorola have combined their technologies to create the next mobile necessity planning to sweep the market. <br />Motorola Atrix<br />
The Atrix<br />This new dock is a shell; once the Motorola Atrix cellular device is plugged into it, users are then able to expand the capabilities of the mobile phone. <br />
Capabilities <br />The new dock allows users to expand the area used by the Smartphone by adding a full display screen comparable to that of a laptop. <br />Peripherals such as USB, HDMI and mouse are able to plug into the dock as well<br />The dock also has an A/C power adapter which will allow you to charge the phone as well as keep the dock active. <br />
How do organizations plan for this inevitable event<br />If the organization is a step behind, they wait for it to come out, buy it, then reverse engineer it to make a product they want.<br />Or the organization starts making a similar product and try releasing it before Motorola device does.<br />
THE IMPACT<br />Software Companies<br />Attempt to rewrite their current programs and applications to run on the Android Operating System<br />Increase Costs<br />Education<br />Teachers will have to find online educational applications that are compatible with the docking systems<br />Current Applications used for Educational Purposes are only compatible with Windows and Mac<br />
Increase of Cloud computing<br />Software typically restricted to a desktop setting will be available anywhere there is a 3G or wireless connection<br /> 3G network traffic will increase rapidly over the next few years, causing congestion in heavily populated areas<br />Impact of Android and other smartphones<br />
Benefits to Corporations<br />Easy, low cost way to gain additional market share through advertising and mobile apps<br />Android has a very low barrier to entry due to the open source nature of the operating system versus the proprietary nature of the iPhone<br />
Winners!<br />Cellular Companies<br />Business will grow dramatically as long as the Smartphone docks catch on like suspected <br />Can offer internet and wireless services in one combined service plan<br />Developers of Mobile Applications<br />Producers of Femtocells<br />(indoor 3G stations that boots signal strength and reception) <br />
Losers!<br />Software Companies<br />Will have to rewrite their applications so they can run on the android operating system<br />
Disadvantages to Corporations<br />Possible need to hire those with expertise in mobile technology<br />Investments in technology beat out by the new trend of cloud computing will fail<br />Cell phone carriers will need to dump even more capital into their networks to ensure stability<br />
Disadvantages<br />If Cell phone is lost or broken, then you would not have a laptop.<br />Minimal storage capacity since all the memory is stored solely on the cell phone<br />Popular programs like Microsoft Office will not be compatible with the new dock<br />Short Battery-Life since laptop dock runs on the charge of the cell phone<br />
Sources<br />http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/library/os-cloud-android/index.html (Cloud Computing Article)<br />http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/46936 (Business Benefits of Android)<br />http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/11/15/us-telecoms-femtocells-idUSTRE6AE28O20101115 (Article on 3G congestion and the Femtocell market)<br />
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