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Mobile computing


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Mobile computing

  2. 2. Mobile Computing Trends in mobile computing
  3. 3.  The objectives of your growing business needs can be achieved through the mobile wireless networks. Today, no business is successful without the fast and in-time communication. Delayed communications in the businesses may result in the financial losses, client’s dissatisfaction, reduces sales and the problems with in-time decision making. Mobile computing refers to using the small portable and hand held computing devices such as PDA, laptops, mobile phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, tablet PC and Palmtops in a wireless enabled network. In broad sense, it is referred to use any handheld computing device without the cables. In recent years the growth of mobile broadband and mobile broadband pay as you go devices have meant that many more people and business can take advantage of mobile computing  For consumers who need Internet connectivity that’s as easy and accessible as cell phone coverage, computer and electronics manufacturers provide broadband connectivity support and network operators offer broadband modems to subscribers. Mobile computing solutions benefit:  Personal and business users: digital nomads, executives, students, parents, small businesses, enterprises  Manufacturers of laptops, netbooks, Wi-Fi/cellular gateways, multi-purpose computing devices  Wireless network operators.
  4. 4.  Recently, the free Linux operating system has been modified to run on hand held computers of different types. Some manufacturers are also adopting Linux for their handheld computers. As this operating system carries no licensing fee, it could further reduce the cost of handheld computers. In developing countries like India, voice activated Linux-based computers have been developed for mass usage in rural areas where the computing infrastructure is limited.  Device integration, such as the integration of cell phones and handheld computers, is also occurring. Location aware mobile computing—in which a person is able to obtain information on local restaurants, theaters, coffee-shops, maps, driving directions, traffic, weather, news, tourist attractions, and the like on a handheld computer—is also becoming prominent.
  5. 5. The name MOBILE is derived from the first letter in each of the six categories that make up the framework. The six categories are:  M the need for mobility  O the need to improve operations  B the need to break business barriers  I the need to improve information quality  L the need to decrease transaction lag  E the need to improve efficiency
  6. 6. mobile computing applications can generally be divided into two categories--horizontal and vertical. Horizontal  Horizontal applications have broad-based appeal and include software that performs functions such as: (a) email; (b) Web browsing; (c) word processing; (d) scheduling; (e) contact management; (f) to-do lists; (g) messaging; (h) presentation. These types of applications usually come standard on Palmtops, Clamshells, and laptops with systems software such as Windows 95. Vertical  Vertical applications are industry-specific and only have appeal within the specific industry for which the application was written. Vertical applications are commonly used in industries such as: (a) retailing; (b) utilities; (c) warehousing; (d) shipping; (e) medical; and (f) law enforcement and public safety. These vertical applications are often transaction oriented and normally interface with a corporate database.
  7. 7. Voice /sound quality Battery life Bluetooth Data service Cost Connectivity range