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5 Technologies That Will Disappear and 5 That Will Grow Exponentially #GTEC13

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The Government Technology conference is in Ottawa this week and it’s interesting to see what the hot topics are. This year, the biggest issues are centered around apps, BYOD, cybersecurity and general mobility. It got me thinking about what technologies will disappear in the coming years, and which will be increasingly important. What will governments be concerned about 50 years from now? As a discussion point, here are 5 technologies that are disappearing and 5 that are going to become ubiquitous.
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5 Reasons Why Evernote is the Perfect BlackBerry 10 Company

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BlackBerry built a world-renowned reputation for being the go-to device for all things business and productivity. In a sense, the consumer shift has hurt the company because it created a split personality in the company. With BlackBerry 10, the company has partnered with Evernote, an awesome move that makes sense for a lot of reasons. Here are 5 reasons why this partnership is great for the platform.
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10 Enterprise and SME Apps We Want On BlackBerry 10

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If BlackBerry is going to dominate in the enterprise space, it should take the time to bring all the best Enterprise and SME apps to the platform. This can be done in a few ways: convince/pay the developers, flood select businesses with devices, or continue on the path of building the right platform for them to arrive at the conclusion that BB10 is the way to go themselves. Here are 10 widely loved apps that would really position BlackBerry nicely in this space.
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10 Amazing Apps That Should Be On BlackBerry 10

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Recently, BlackBerry announced more partners that will be coming to the BlackBerry 10 ecosystem. Given this list, we’ve been thinking about some of the great apps that exist on other platforms that we’d like to see on BlackBerry 10. We’ve omitted the obvious guys like Netflix and Instagram, to focus on some other key apps. What would you like to see?
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Some Thoughts About The Fairfax Financial Purchase of BlackBerry

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BlackBerry has received a Letter of Intent to purchase from Fairfax Financial, a financial holding company based in Toronto, Ontario, which is engaged in property, casualty, and life insurance and reinsurance, investment management, and insurance claims management. If and when the purchase goes through, it should provide BlackBerry the ability to restructure and position itself better in the market, without having to fend off short term concerns of quarterly financials or shareholder demands.
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First Impressions of the Official BBM for Android App

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EDITOR NOTE: The following is sent in by a friend of mine that has early access to devices and apps as he works as an IT admin and runs the company’s smartphone and tablet deployments. I’m reposting this under my name because he’s obviously under NDA.

I was one of the lucky people to be on the beta test for BBM on Android. I have gone on and off my Galaxy S3 for the past 2 months testing every new feature they were adding with every release. The app has matured like you wouldn’t believe in such a small amount of time.
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