The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Why Apple iPhone coming to Vodafone NZ matters to IT Departments

Whilst this news from Mauricio at Geekzone might not seem relevant to this blog believe me it is.

Why do I think that? Because it will bring the world of the web that much closer to everyone. All the smart people, gadget geeks and techocrats (I'm looking at you Adam), all the movers and shakers and all those that buy your IT hardware/software will want to play with one.



And when they do they will get Google first and not Microsoft.
They will get the Web and not discrete downloadable software.
They will get a reason to start thinking across the corporate wall.
And they won't be quiet about it.

If you work in IT ... prepare for a tough old time explaining why, "No" is a valid response.

When will it happen - "later this year"

More links to prepare yourself:

Comments

  1. You forgot to mention ActiveSync. That gives the iPhone native integration with Microsoft Exchange Server including all the additional security features (including remote wipe) That's a pretty compelling reason to use the iPhone for business use.

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  2. That's true, that's another part of the iPhone arsenal that's gonna be placing more pressure on those with Exchange servers to let iPhones work across the corporate boundaries.

    I suspect that will be a thin end of the wedge though - why use that when the web is all there and you may as well use your webmail ... assuming connectivity - that's the issue here in Wellington but 'watch this space!'

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