In its monthly Computers in Business supplement in The Sunday Business Post columnist Adrian Weckler is less than enthused about the iPad’s applicability to the corporate world.
“Will the iPad … make any difference to the computer habits of Irish business executives? In a word, no”.
“The iPhone is a phone. A phone is an essential business tool. The iPad has no essential business-related function,” Weckler opines.
Playing games is a serious business. Video games that is – and in Ireland it is getting ever more serious. According to the IDA, the sector employs 1,500 people and that doesn’t include two jobs announcements for a total of 300 people last week.
More than 234,000 mobile phones were sold in Ireland between January and April, according to new industry figures in the Business Post.
The chief executive of Enterprise Ireland, Frank Ryan, has declared that the recession is over. In an article in the Sunday Tribune he said that exports at companies backed by the state agency were rising again, after plunging 10 per cent last year.
Lighting up the peas in a supermarket freezer is a more complicated – and more lucrative – business than you might think. Cork technology company, Nualight has signed a deal worth €5 million over two years with Tesco to provide energy-efficient lighting for all the refrigeration systems in the supermarket chain’s global operations.