Much will depend on the apps developed for it....or "Glassware" as Google is calling it. So far, they seem geared for the consumer space...CNN announced news alerts this morning. Elle magazine is doing an app although none of the apps can contain ads. And there another social app called Ice Breaker, according to a NYT story.
So the consumer space seems where the device might get traction although let's face it: consumers would not pay $1,500 a pop, which is what developers are paying for it.
We'll see if the enterprise apps start appearing. Some CIOs have said they envision Glass having applications in retail and engineering.
Where will the skills to drive the U.S. economy forward come from? Business leaders say they need to recruit offshore to get the skills they need to keep their companies competitive (our poll favors raising the limits in H1-Bs.)
The amount of data being used and created in business today is prolific creating big challenges for business of all sizes. This challenge is compounded in environments where both paper-based and electronic workflows are prevalent.
Every day employees print, fax, copy, scan and email critical and sensitive information. Most employees simply hit print without thinking twice, but without the proper precautions, the documents sent to the printer are at risk, compromising security and compliance in a variety of ways.
Every year, companies lose millions of dollars due to print security lapses, as they leave themselves open to private and corporate lawsuits, government fines and stolen competitive information.
Last month Michelle McNickle wrote an article for Healthcare IT News titled, “10 of the largest data breaches in 2012 … so far”. Numerous headlines have showcased some large health data breaches, and according to recent research, the problem is only growing. While the focus of her article is on data breaches in the health care industry, I think that the lessons are relevant to all organizations.
The EPA teslls us that cash-strapped state and local governments spend more than $10 billion every year on energy to provide services and meet constituent needs. Add to that the costs to purchase, use and dispose of IT equipment, along with purchasing paper and printing supplies. And add to that the fact that government often doesn’t take advantage of trade-in and IT recycling programs, and you are left with staggering costs.