Is the iPad your next business-computing device?

WHAT: Is the iPad your next business-computing device?

COST: $20 fee until July 24th, ($25 from July 25th)

DATE: July 26, 2011, 5:30-8:30pm

NOTE: Get a free copy of "iPad Means Business"

BOOK INFO: http://www.happyabout.com/ipadmeansbusiness.php

LOCATION: Intero, 10275 N De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

MAKE PAYMENT: Use this url [ http://tinyurl.com/happyabout02] to pay with credit card or PayPal
5:30-6:30 Signup and networking
6:30-7:30 Interactive talk with Julio Ojeda-Zapata
7:30-7:50 Announcements                  
7:50-8:30 Additional networking

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Detail:
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Your next computing device may not be a traditional Windows PC or Macintosh machine. Apple claims we are entering a "post-PC era." Apple and Google are taking computing into "the cloud." Both companies are emphasizing tablet devices along with laptop-like machines that are cheaper and faster with fewer moving parts.

What does this mean for you? Technology journalist Julio Ojeda-Zapata will help you make sense of these seismic changes. He will talk about iPads, Chromebooks and other newfangled gadgetry that are changing the nature of business computing. It is an exciting and confusing time -- so this is a fantastic way to get up to speed.

You'll learn about:

  •  Apple's iPad and why it's a killer business device
  •  Other kinds of tablets, and to what extent they can fill business needs
  • Let alternatives that aren't old-fashioned Macs and PCs. These include new kinds of Google-powered notebook running a stripped down, browser-based Chrome OS. 
  • Handheld devices, including iPhones and other smartphones, and how they can become powerful productivity consoles despite their small sizes
  •  Social media, and how it's more important than ever for business as we enter a post-PC era

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About the Presenter:
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Julio Ojeda-Zapata is the author of two Happy About books, " iPad Means Business" and " Twitter Means Business." He has been on the front lines of the Internet and technology revolutions as a tech columnist, editor and award-winning reporter for more than a decade. He covers consumer technology for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a MediaNews Group paper (and a sister paper to the San Jose Mercury News). He is a nerd. A native of Quito, Ecuador, he was raised in San Juan, P.R. and lives in St. Paul, Minn., with his wife and son.

 

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