Top 10 Headlines from 2012

By Lori Castle, Editor in Chief — December 26, 2012

The top headlines from 2012 reflect how quickly mobility changes. For example, in the No. 4 story about the top tablets in the enterprise, Apple was only on the third iteration of the iPad and the mini was not even mentioned. There were no Surfaces or phablets or Aakash-2s, or many others. Not only didn't many of the devices exist, they are now in places that they never were before — like the cockpit of major airlines.

Nonetheless, our predictions for 2012 were mainly accurate, and though not a top headline, still an interesting read in light of all that's happened. It seems the pace is only getting faster, so we won't venture to guess what's in store for next year. The headlines and stories that follow show how far things have come, and we can only imagine what a 2013 headline roundup will look like.

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The Top Ten Mobile Apps in the Enterprise
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Top Five Tablets in the Enterprise - Today...and Tomorrow
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Samsung Debuts GALAXY Note 10.1 Tablet
A "multiscreen" ability that enables users to operate two different apps, side by side, simultaneously, is just one of the "game changing" features of the Samsung tablet.

The Right Mobile Apps: Native, HTML5 or Hybrid? Yes.
Every type of mobile application has its place based on performance and complexity. From the relative ease of HTML5 development to the more intricate possibilities available through native and hybrid development, today's mobile development platforms put the choice in the enterprise's hands.

Mobility Outlook 2013
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How Dirty is Your Cell Phone?
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Gartner: More CFOs Are IT Decision Makers
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Why Do Tablets Disrupt Sleeping Patterns?
Using a tablet or mobile device with a self-luminous backlit display even before bedtime can cause you to lose sleep. The screen light makes the body clock regress from nighttime-sleepy to daytime-alert mode.

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