Category: E-Business

Tis The Season– A Holiday Gadget Guide


iPads, Tablets, Kindles, Android and Windows 8, oh my!

In the E-Business space, I not only work on digital strategies and web development, but also keep an eye on the types of technology (and gadgets) that will shape user interactions in the future. With the shift to smartphones and tablets as the main way that most users interact with you, it’s important to stay ahead of the technology curve.

In this lighter version of Perspectives, I am hoping to provide some “need to know” information as you purchase your favorite technology items this holiday season. Since there are plenty of gadgets to choose from, I am going to focus on three categories: smartphones, big and small tablets, and what I will term, “cool” gadgets. While many have accused me of being biased toward certain devices or manufacturers, in the spirit of full disclosure, I’m an equal opportunity gadget person with Apple (iOS), Samsung (Android), and Windows gadgets on my utility belt. Of course, we may need a moment of silence for our friends at Research in Motion (RIM) as the Blackberry seems destined to go the way of the 8-Track and Beta and does not appear in any of the lists this holiday season.

The fourth quarter marks the most popular time for manufacturers to introduce new models. This year is no different as there are plenty of new devices to make the marketplace even more competitive. Here are some of my top picks across the different categories. Remember this is for entertainment use only, so don’t take it personally if your favorites aren’t on the lists.

See the full list of gadgets here.

Check me out at @MelterBFDS on Twitter and let me know some of your favorites as well.

Brian Melter

Brian Melter

Brian joined Boston Financial in 2012 as the Managing Director for the E-Business Solutions Division. Brian helps to advance web, mobile, social media, and emerging technology-based solutions to foster innovation, cost-effective growth, and enhance client and advisor engagement. Brian has more than 21 years of experience in mutual fund technology, operations, marketing, and strategy. Prior to joining Boston Financial, Brian was with Wells Fargo Funds Management, where he led the Operations, Retail Marketing, and E-Business teams. Before Wells Fargo Funds Management, Brian led E-Commerce strategy, design, development, and online marketing for Strong Financial Corporation.

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