Managing multiple mobile computing platforms is rapidly turning into a nightmare for IT organizations. One company that hopes to bring some order to the chaos is EveryPath Inc., which has developed an XML-based Enterprise Mobile Application Gateway. In an interview with InfoWorld Editor in Chief Michael Vizard, company CEO Mark Tapling and CTO Prakash Iyer explain why EveryPath thinks an XML-based gateway to enterprise applications is the most flexible, robust approach to mobile computing in the enterprise.
Everybody in this industry seems to be waiting for something that may never happen again. That thing, of course, is a general turnaround in the economy that lifts all sectors. But when you think about it, the general lift in the economy that we saw for 10 straight years was probably an aberration. In addition, three giant macrotrends that lifted IT spending rates way ahead of the general economy are not likely to repeat themselves any time soon.
Although storage technologies are most often associated with hardware, the future of storage is in software. For the better part of two years, most people in IT have been hearing the term storage virtualization thrown about. But like most new ideas, this concept is little understood and is a little ahead of its time.
A senior official in the U.S. Department of Commerce called upon the IT industry to significantly raise its game when it comes to influencing public policy in order to avert having its interests subverted by more politically savvy industries such as the telecommunications sector and media content providers.