Simmon Stiphanos – The web’s future is in your hands

by Simon S
The shift to productivity and entertainment wherever you are is no longer the future, it’s the present, according to Toni Paoletta. “Eventually mobile devices will replace desktops,” says the IT Program Manager for Corporate College.

She predicts a huge shift away from personal desktops to mobile devices like phones, tablets, and notebooks. As these devices are more able to last an entire day before needing to be charged again.

Paoletta also comments on the impact hardware manufacturers might take- “Not only will companies have to support their current physical infrastructure, but they will also have to support and secure their cloud infrastructure. This will mean investing in increased storage and additional servers.”

My take:

I agree that mobile devices are the way of the future, and that the cloud will play a large part in enabling that.  Because that’s combination is a rather new platform, we can expect that the largest companies will have an upper hand in developing compelling applications, like Microsoft, Google, and Apple.

Already, two of the three a companies I mentioned have made extensive use of the cloud on mobile devices. Apple has introduced iCloud, a means to store and stream music and videos. Google has done much of the same thing, yet is also working on collaboration tools and productivity applications.

Citation:
http://www.sbnonline.com/2011/11/how-mobile-devices-and-the-cloud-will-converge/?full=1