Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet | E-book readers
As we all know leadership requires the ability to engage in constant learning. With the recent developments in technology leaders have the opportunity to have a professional library at their finger tips. Military officers keep their entire field manual library on their nook, Kindle, or iPad. The upload pdf ability of the nook allows me to upload journal articles for research and have easy access to reference material. Commuting in to the city you can see every other professional preparing for the day by reading the paper, magazines, or books on their devices. (I feel sorry for those squinting at their tiny Blackberry or phone screens.)
Technology has redefined wait times for answers. With these devices you can research information on the spot without having to find a library or a computer. It is important to stay on top of advances that have a great effect on not just your particular business, but business as a whole. Find ways to adapt technology to make your business more effective and efficient.
Below is the link to an article on the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes and Noble nook competition. They both provide access to large libraries, but they are also windows to their respective storefronts. These two companies found a way to use technological advancement to their benefit and they are now fighting for market share. Borders was late to realize the changes in the book selling market and late to try to harness the latest technology. They put forth an ereader, late to market, and poorly designed. The combination of losing sight of their market and not addressing the technology that their two main competitors were using resulted in their demise.
The Kindle Fire isn’t out yet, but it’s already got some serious competition.
After September’s Kindle Fire announcement from Amazon, it was only a matter of time before rival bookseller Barnes & Noble retaliated with a new e-book-friendly tablet. Bearing a striking resemblance to its previous effort (the Nook Color–which remains on the market at $199), the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet outguns the Kindle Fire in a few key specs.
SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?
What other ways have you seen technology change businesses? What companies floundered and fell do to not harnessing technological advances? Will the Kindle Fire beat the Barnes and Noble Tablet? Is the iPad too much for both of them?
- New Nook Tablet has a shot against Kindle Fire (zdnet.com)
- Barnes & Noble attacks Kindle Fire with $250 Nook Tablet (dvice.com)
- Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet: Spec showdown (digitaltrends.com)
- Kindle Fire called deficient as a media tablet by Barnes and Noble CEO (slashgear.com)