It is becoming increasingly clear that most business professionals will constantly be shifting through an array of devices from desktop systems, laptops and Ultrabooks, tablets, and smartphones. Each device will have unique strengths and weaknesses and device choice will be highly task contingent. In this context it becomes important to understand not only the current best use of each device but the ways that these devices are converging and diverging. We will explore these and many other issues in our full-day course.
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- Now that Windows 10 has been out for over a year what have we learned about the new Windows? Is it time to upgrade if you have done so already? What sort of new features have been introduced since the original launch? If you are still using either Windows 7 or 8, are their issues or problems that you should expect?
- What are the major differences between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating system used on phones and tablets? Are there any important differences that a person should consider before buying a phone or tablet or are they really the same?
- Cortana, Siri, Google Now, and the Amazon Echo are all trying to voice activated interactive assistance with our devices and services. Is this just more noise or is there some potential for these tools to actually become useful?
- What are the most important security and privacy threats that have emerged in recent years and what are the important prevention, detection, and recovery techniques that have been developed in response?
- How do the emergence of wearable technology, the Internet of Things, and data analytics combine to both create value and also expose new privacy threats that both businesses and individuals should keep in mind?
- Updated knowledge about microcomputer, mobile, and cloud platforms.
- Increased understanding about operating systems, application software, and web-based services used by microcomputer and mobile systems.
Course curriculum is developed in consultation with our Professional Development Advisory Board of subject matter experts, faculty, and industry practitioners. Click here to view the members of our Professional Development Advisory Board.