Tom Nolle: Forget Grid Computing, Think App Computing!
Grid computing as a way to share supercomputers may be getting supplanted by the app-and-cloud notion, and this trend may be telling enterprises they need to start applying app-centricity to their own application planning.
That's where I think we're heading overall, FreespiritNY. I call this "point-of-activity intelligence" meaning that it focuses on empowering workers where they are and based on what they're doing, not on asking workers to go somewhere else for information. Ultimately productivity improvement has to focus on the people whose productivity we're working to improve!
I try to work wherever I am and on whatever device I have available to me. If the corporate systems aren't in place to make that happen, there are plenty of mobile cloud apps and other cloud services that I can turn to to get the job done. I am always using my mobile app(s) when I am on the road or out and about. Very convenient.
I have to admit I'm kind of old-school too, David; I'm more likely to just go on the web to find things like I would on a laptop. The thing is that navigation of a web page on a small screen is challenging and most people seem to prefer instant gratification!
Tom, i like the way you look at this. But i have to say, i've always hated the way apps work on mobile devices. i have having an app that does one thing. Why do i need an app to check the weather, and another to call a cab, and another to manage all the other apps.
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