Why "Build Once and Run Anywhere" is so Important in Todays Business Computing Era

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Why "Build Once and Run Anywhere" is so Important in Todays Business Computing Era

 

I was struck today when reading this article today in CRN how volatile the landscape is for computing devices that people use to conduct business and run their businesses.

The arrival of the IPad tablet on the scene about 3 and 1/2 years was a game changing event for business computing and people were very drawn to it. After a while though people realized that most business apps involved use cases with tablets having their role to fill and pc's/laptops having their role to fill. As a result of this multi platform s the development challenge increased because the app needed to run on both devices with a machine appropriate user experience. The solution to this was HTML5 and in the last few years the adoption of HTML5 for building mode

Dell Enters Tablet Venue

Just two days after Microsoft took the wraps off its refreshed tablets -- the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 -- Dell on Wednesday unveiled Venue 11 Pro, one of a slate of new tablets that will compete not only with Microsoft's high-end Windows tablets but also with devices running Android and Apple's iOS. We'll get to those latter devices in due course. For today, the CRN Test Center compares features and specifications of Dell's new Windows tablet with those of Microsoft's latest high-end entry.

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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.

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