There were many products on display at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, CES, but there are a few in particular that you should know about.
Here's a list of the ones your small business can benefit from:
Video conferencing solutions are usually big and expensive, but at CES there were several reasonably priced systems on display. They're available in high definition as well.
Millions of people have bought the iPad due to it's clean design and variety of features. However, there are several new tablets on the market now from vendors like Samsung, Black Berry, Dell and Archos. Lenovo and Toshiba, among others, are coming out with tablets this year as well.
CES analysts predict that over 100 new tablets will come out in 2011, which will increase the variety of prices, functionalities and designs for consumers to choose from.
Notebooks and PCs
Notebook and desktop computers are still the main tools that we use to type memos, check email, browse Facebook and watch movies on the road. At CES, PC vendors didn’t disappoint. There was a new notebook on display from Lenovo, the Edge. It’s affordable, feature rich and light. HP, Dell, Toshiba and other vendors will reveal new PC models this year as well.
The Pogo Plug is a digital external hard drive that makes your files remotely accessible over the Internet. Instead of taking your files and uploading them to an online service and paying monthly fees, the $99 - $300 Pogo Plug gives you your own person cloud.
When choosing the right devices for your small business this year, you'll have a variety of companies, models, designs and features to choose from. Get the advice of a trusted technology advisor who can guide you what is best for your business.
Find more highlights from CES -- including insights on social media, innovation, and technology from Guy Kawasaki, Chris Brogan, Scott Belsky, and Ramon Ray -- at openforum.com/ces.