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The latest iPad - Why is it so significant?

If you are a developer of business apps or you are business looking to improve efficiency and competitiveness through the adoption of mobile technology, this article by Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies may be one of the most important articles you will read in some time!

The key point of the article is summarized below.

"What most miss about the new iPad’s upside is the opportunity to extend computing to areas where it was not prevalent before. The PC, in the shape of a desktop and notebook, is an efficient design and has evolved to be specific to its purpose. Those two form factors are the best computers for deep work done sitting down. The PC in the shape of a tablet is not specifically designed to replace the desktop or notebook for those who sit down all day to work. There is, however, something the iPad is designed to replace that mobile field workers use frequently–the clipboard."

Stay tuned to hear about what we are doing at Alpha with Alpha Anywhere in this regard!
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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi

The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.