Advantages and Disadvantages of smart phones</li></li></ul><li>DEFINITION<br />A Smartphone is a mobile phone offering advanced capabilities, often with PC-like functionality (PC-mobile handset convergence). There is no industry standard definition of a Smartphone. ..<br />
AIM OF RESAERCH<br />The aim of this research is to prove that Smart phones have a huge impact at the workplace <br />And in Education. Smartphone are now the most fastest, reliable and convenient resource to human activities nowadays<br />
Information Used to Research Smartphone's<br /><ul><li>Pie chart
Advantages and disadvantages</li></li></ul><li>Smart phones are valuable in many employment settings, but perhaps nowhere more so than in the mobile workplace. <br /> professionals, using a smart phone for work isn’t worth the benefits. Some employees have refused a Smartphone, because they know their managers would suddenly expect them to be available after working hours, and they aren’t willing to give their time away for free<br />multifunctionality of smart phones, together with cramming lots of buttons and keys into a compact device, can make them frustrating to use. <br />
RESEARCHERS USED TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH<br />E-COMMERCE<br />MARKET RESEARCH INSIGHTS<br />MARKETING PLAN<br /> U.S.A SMARTPHONE PROJECTION<br />The Nielsen Company<br />
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF SMARTPHONES AT WORKPLACE<br />Disadvantages<br />Small Screen Size<br />Smartphone screens generally measure just a few inches wide and in length. Accessing websites and email from small screens involves extensive scrolling to view all the information, and may be difficult for those with poor eyesight<br />Awkward Keyboard Size: Alphanumeric keys are smaller and closer together on a smart phone than they are on a full-size keyboard, which can be problematic for those with larger hands<br />High Cost: Most cell phone providers require users to sign long-term contracts. Internet access is provided at an additional cost, raising the cost of owning a smart phone<br />Website Access : Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) uses software to optimize websites for the smaller screen of a smart phone. Not all websites are WAP-enabled so some cannot be accessed,<br /><ul><li>Flexible working - as with a PDA, you can use your Smartphone to take notes, review and edit your appointments, contacts and documents, all while you're on the move.</li></ul> Keeping you organized - Smartphone handsets can function as personal organizers, with electronic diaries, contact lists, and automatic reminders<br /><ul><li>Information at your fingertips - more and more services are being made available on smart phones, from access to maps and directions to television transmissions with news coverage or weather reports to traffic information and scheduling alerts - which means your business can always stay one step ahead of what's going on.
Never out of touch - you can connect to the internet for e-mail and web access 'on the move', or connect to your computer network to access relevant data, wherever you are, making it easier for remote workers, or a mobile workforce to stay in touch with the business.
Better information sharing - considerably more data can be received and transmitted via a Smartphone, such as large e-mail attachments or data files from websites. Previous mobiles could only manage small e-mails without attachments.
Faster communication - web access is quicker than in previously available mobiles, making it easier to access e-mail and information from the Net. Some models and carriers offer an 'always-on' internet access service making connection easier</li></li></ul><li>Findings of research<br />2010 Pie Chart of smart phones in USA<br /><ul><li>Nokia phones are the most used in USA</li></li></ul><li>Women are more likely to get an iPhone while men are more likely to get an Android according to The Nielsen Company.`<br />2011 is projected to be the tipping point for U.S. smart phones according to forecasts by The Nielsen Company.<br />
Social networking can and will exist within the workplace. It is just a matter of employers in our society overcoming a fear of the unknown by accepting and learning how to use new tools in appropriate ways. It is true that social networking grew out of college campuses and was first accepted by students, but it is no longer 'just for kids' anymore and is moving into the workplace<br />Smart phones have their quirks. “Sometimes the calendar will change my appointments by plus or minus an hour depending on which time zone <br />
Researcher: E-commerce, Market Research Insights, Marketing Plan, state the following statistics:<br />Mobile marketingis on three out four marketer’s plans for 2011 according to Forrester Research. Unlike other forms of digital marketing, mobile marketing involves a layer of complexity due to the difference in platforms and devices. To help you understand this evolving marketplace, here are 56 mobile marketing facts including 23 charts. Each point is based on market research <br />Mobile is ramping up faster than other technologies. Mary Meeker predicts that 2012 will be the Smartphone About 30% of US mobile users have a Smartphone in 2010 according to Nielsen. Smartphone’s will grow by about one third to 43% of mobile users by 2015 according to eMarketer<br />US Smartphone operating systems are in a tight competition. The top three systems are: Apple/iPhone with a 27.9% share, RIM/Blackberry with a 27.4% share and Android with a 22.7% share, based on The Nielsen Company data. It will be interesting to watch how well the iPhone fares on Verizon’s system and if it affects other Verizon customers.<br />Blackberry’s desirability pales compared to iPhone and Android for next operating system choice among smart phone owners, The Nielsen Company survey showed. Note: Blackberries are popular among corporate users and teens. Blackberry’s desirability pales compared to iPhone and Android for next operating system choice among smart phone owners, The Nielsen Company survey showed. Note: Blackberries are popular among corporate users and teens. <br />
EFFECTS OF SMART PHONES IN EDUCATION<br />Each and every workplace and school smart phones are you more and all activities can be <br />Done by smart phones they are a hobbie,game,social activity an equipment for work<br />
CONCLUSION<br />Smart phones, those handy devices that can browse the web and send/receive email messages, are now the fast growing segment of the cell phone market and research in South Africa indicates that they are entering the market four times faster than PCs and laptops.<br />Employers have been quick to recognize the possibilities of smart phones and a recent report entitled ‘Mobile Corporation in SA 2010’ suggests that three-quarters of South African companies have now deployed smart phones within their organizations, compared with almost none two years before<br /><ul><li>70% of workers with smart phones regularly check their email outside normal business hours;
42% of workers log into business email accounts while home on sick leave; and
43% of workers connect to email on smart phones in order to get ahead and ease their workloads for the following business day.</li></ul>However, when it comes to employees armed with smart phones, significant risk comes with the rewards. <br />