Enterprise Technology Slideshow: CES 2011 Tech News: 8 Trends to Watch
With the International CES convention in full swing in Las Vegas, Jan. 6-9, 2011, we decided to give you a rundown of the eight hottest trends from the show floor. We know you're probably really interested in the latest HDTVs and camcorders, but for the purposes of this report we're narrowing our focus to those trends that are actually relevant for the enterprise. Of course, smartphones and tablets top the list, with many vendors vying this year for the title of "Apple iPad Killer." But, you may be surprised by some of the other product categories heating up the show floor. For example, strides in notebook design, printer functionality, and data storage solutions are all on display, which will appeal to business users and consumers alike.
It wouldn't be CES without new, shiny smartphones. Several companies have unveiled devices that promise more value for the same amount of cash that customers were doling out last year. And, as expected, Google's Android platform has been at the center of many of those smartphone announcements.