Posted tagged ‘smartphones’

Augmented Reality and Mobile: The New Reality

February 4, 2012

We’ve been using computers to enhance our world for many years.  We’ve even used computers to built our own imaginary worlds through the magic of virtual reality.  Augmented reality (AR) is the use of virtual reality in combination with the real world to provide an enhanced experience for the user.  One of the more common examples is in football (the US version) where a computer-generated line is shown on television for the first down marker.  As real world items (players, objects) pass in front of it, the portion of the line that would be behind the item disappears (called occlusion).  It has been featured in several sci-fi flicks such as the Predator movies, the Terminator series, Minority Report, Avatar and the Iron Man movies.


Employee-Owned Smartphone Program: Coming to an Enterprise Near You

June 4, 2010

How many times have employees asked to have their personal smartphones ‘hooked up’ to the corporate environment? How many of you would like to use your own smartphone to access your email system, intranet web siltes, or collaboration tools? Bringing technology tools like smartphones from the consumer market into the enterprise environment is known by some as the consumerization of IT. In 2005, Gartner called consumerization of IT the most significant trend affecting IT during the next 10 years.