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Distinction between mobile and desktop computing becoming irrelevant with Cloud.

Mobile computing has taken its stance in the main stream as more and more people are taking cognizance of the fact that mobility is the way for the future. Reports have also adjudicated the fact that desktop computing is on a decline as smart phones and held devices gain momentum. Keeping this in mind, major service providers have started to work on a different strategy and they are giving emphasis on a universal platform, so as to eliminate the difference between mobile computing and desktop computing.

There have been reports that PC manufacturers are teaming up with Google to bring out notebook computers running on Android OS. With recently launched Chrome OS notebook, there is a lot of weightage that has been given to the android platform to work wonders in the desktop environment as well as most of the Google services work in the cloud. There is no denying the fact that Cloud computing is playing a vital role in enterprises as more and more people are looking for Software as a service so as to reduce the cost of ownership and burden on the resources.

Microsoft also seems to be following suit, after recognizing the developments in the mobility sector with a whole new OS “Windows Blue”, which would merge regular Windows with the Windows Phone operating system.

The bridge between mobile and non-mobile computing (Desktop) is closing and largely becoming psychological. Smartphones are leveraging on the power of cloud to become more productive and do most of the task of robust desktop computing and adding mobility to it. The future belongs to a universal platform that cane scale to different screens. In order to remain significant the future, Desktop vendors need to capitalize on the popularity of cloud and mobility to diminish the gap between them. A universal work-space that presents only the features that are appropriate to the device is the need of the hour.

Overall, the flexibility presented by mobile OS by transforming its relevant features irrespective of the fact how they use it, have given it the edge over legacy processes. The biggest reason behind the success of mobile computing is the fact that most of the services that user access on these devices are not actually on the devices. They are more or less running on the cloud, making the devices interchangeable without worrying about the hassle of managing all the data.

Although this sector is new and evolving over time, there is a strong vibe in its favor that has given it the edge in the market. As time goes on, the highest aspiration of most devices, be it smartphone, notebook, tablet or desktop computers would be cloud based, encompassing more on performance and diverse availability of data across all devices. This is an era where mobile computing is defined by Cloud and desktop manufactures have to take cognizance of this fact to remain in the game.

As most of the data is going in the cloud, there is a phasing out of distinction between mobile and desktop computing. The most relevant aspect for everyone is data sharing and availability. Enterprises want their business software to be be available on different devices as they jump the cloud bandwagon. The only thing acting as a boulder in that path s the non availability of a universal platform that can work equally among mobile as well as desktop devices. By putting everything in the cloud, the devices become irrelevant among themselves, which is why the need for a universal platform, irrespective of the screen becomes highly vital.

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One Response to “Distinction between mobile and desktop computing becoming irrelevant with Cloud.”

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