There is a lot of discussion right now about how the PC fits into the rapidly emerging and transformative Mobile Era, and the increasing importance of mobile cross-platform development from a business application perspective. This Industry Analysis, prepared by Daniel Rasmus, offers a refreshingly different perspective. Rather than focus on the computing device, Rasmus takes a different tack:
"The key difference between the PC World and the Post-PC World comes in how the PC is defined. PC originally meant personal computer. In the Post-PC World, PC will mean personal computing."
Read the full article hereThis analysis describes the key issues faced by IT in this brave new world - critical issues related to security, scalability and support. At the same time, it describes how Mobility is rapidly transforming how people live and work; and, how they will re-define the edges of their work-life experience.
One of Rasmus' important takeaways here is that the Post-PC World isn't about replacing the personal computer with increasingly more powerful tablets and smartphones - it's about the ubiquity of computing... it's about the ability for people to access the information and data that they need to do their work anytime, anywhere, from any computing device.
Mobile cross-platform development in the Post-PC WorldIt's also very clear that as we move into this Post-PC World, software developers who focus on mobile cross-platform development are going to have extraordinary opportunities to create the innovative applications that will offer users the transparent, interoperable and integrated experiences that they will need to reinvent their work experience.
Alpha Software has a very clear perspective on the impact that Mobility is having on the way work will be done in the future - anytime, anywhere, from any computing device. And, their development team has been working tirelessly to ensure that developers will be able to create the innovative cross-platform business applications required in this Post-PC World.
Mark D. Flanagan is currently a Strategic Advisor to Alpha Software and the Founder/CEO of Twin Peaks Research, a company that will be providing training and support for developers using Alpha Five. Previously, he was a Co-founder/CEO of TEAMworks Software, eVisioner, Envox Worldwide and Brooktrout Software as well as a senior executive at International Data Group, Kurzweil Applied Intelligence, Lotus Development Corp. and General Computer. Mark can be contacted at Mark@twinpeaksresearchllc.com.