The latest technology news from Amicus ITS

Doctors prescribing the iPad mini
A study by Epocrates suggested that 1 in 3 doctors have the intention of buying the iPad mini in the coming year. The study suggests that the tablets smaller size and lighter frame is the perfect fit for doctor’s lab coats. However, without appropriate Mobile Application Management to secure patient data, we are concerned about a expensive missed opportunity.

Nokia bringing location services to competing devices
Nokia announced they are bringing “HERE” their recently named world-class location services to competing phones running iOS and Android enabling free maps and navigation. This shows once again that we are in a war of ecosystems not devices.

4G services release go live date
Ofcom have now produced their rulings for the auction of 4G services in the UK. The white space needed, is on auction for £1.3 billion with major carriers Vodafone and O2 expected to be amongst the bidders for this 4G auction. Network operator EE currently holds UK exclusivity of 4G which gives ‘WIFI-like’ speed on a cellular data connection, enabling mobile workers to be more productive.

President of Windows division leaves Microsoft
Only weeks after Microsoft’s launch of Windows 8, Steven Sinofsky President of Windows division left the company on November 12th. Julie Larson-Green has been promoted to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering. Her previous experience is in programming and developing and she had vast input into Windows 8. It will be interesting to see how Microsoft’s strategy develops with her input, especially in the hardware sphere.