What Insurers Need to Know About the Next Generation of Tablets

If, as Tom Petty sang, “The waiting is the hardest part,” then these are indeed tantalizing times for insurance IT execs and others charged with evaluating tablet device options for their workforces -- and, from an apps perspective, for their customers. In recent weeks, Google, Microsoft and Amazon all have revealed plans for new or updated tablets intended to challenge the dominance of Apple’s iPad. Reports that Apple is working on a smaller, cheaper version of the iPad suggest that determining enterprise tablet strategies will be an increasing complex endeavor. Here are some insights and opinions that could help insurers figure out where to place their bets in the tablet wars.
July 13, 2012


2. … and Amazon to Go Big

It seems the company is not only intent on fighting back, but in the process it wants to steal some of the limelight off its rivals -- especially Google, whose Nexus 7 tablet is said to be a direct competitor to the Kindle Fire.

—Richard Saintvilus, columnist for Forbes' The Street blog, on the prospects that Amazon might produce a larger version of its Kindle Fire tablet.

Source: Forbes

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