People use technology to gain immediate access to information. The evolution from the telegraph, telephone, radio, and television gave way to the Internet and now mobile computing. As a result, people and organizations can easily share ideas and information, complete tasks, and be more effective. Given the emergence of the mobile cloud, I’ve put together 10 essential things that anyone interested in this space should consider.
#1 - Mobile is poised to surpass PC for primary data access
#2 - Smartphones are driving the movement of business applications to the mobile cloud
#3 - Generation Y is leading the shift to mobile
#4 - Robust competition between providers is driving innovation
#5 - The center of power is moving away from the Telcos
#6 - Where you are is just as important as who you are
#7 - Technology professionals need to design and architect with mobile in mind
#8 - Application adoption will be largely based on user experience
#9 - The mobile cloud will introduce new business opportunities
#10 - First mover opportunities existThe real money in mobile is yet to be made. Think about when the PC first became popular and the subsequent tidal wave of applications, services, and completely new business models that followed.
The mobile cloud platform offers new opportunities for both consumer and enterprise users alike to connect to and provide information in a fashion that they’ve never experienced before.
Maurice Becan is a Principal Enterprise Strategist at Microsoft. Maurice helps customers drive innovative strategies and technologies from design and proof-of-concept to production. He has more than 15 years of experience providing thought leadership on emerging technologies, business trends, and process paradigms that impact the long-term strategies of the enterprise. He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife Anita and can be reached at email@example.com or @mauricebecan on Twitter.