Enterprise Mobility: 10 Promising Mobile IT Startups to Watch

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-06-30 Print this article Print
Flipboard, Palo Alto, Calif.

Flipboard, Palo Alto, Calif.

Flipboard is a purpose-designed magazine interface for social networks on iPads. It takes entries from networks such as YouTube, Facebook, Friendfeed, Twitter—basically any site the user wants—and mashes them up into a fun-to-use, digital-page-turning app for iPads. Versions for other tablets are said to be on the way.
Good new ideas and startup ventures keep coming up through??íthe ranks and making an impact in the constantly evolving IT industry. AlwaysOn Networks' OnMobile 2011 was held recently in Redwood City, Calif., and it featured about 100 of the world's top-rated venture capital-backed mobile companies—new businesses that are lining up to disrupt both the consumer and enterprise IT worlds. The two-day executive event featured high-level debates on what's hot in the emerging mobile market and how these innovations are disrupting how companies and consumers work, play, advertise and connect. OnMobile also presented the top 100 emerging mobile companies that are creating new business opportunities in the high-growth mobile markets based on research by VCs, analysts, and AlwaysOn staff members. This slideshow highlights 10 of those companies.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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