The Impact of IT Trends in Mobile Cloud Computing
The Rise of Mobile Commerce: Most modern businesses use mobile devices in their daily transactions. In fact, studies show that more than 30% of all mobile users spend around 27 minutes every day texting, calling or video chatting. Based on your budget, ?-commerce’ can be structured into either an app or interactive mobile site. Phone-based websites give users the convenience of accessing virtual content from any place or time. Nowadays, people walk with their handsets everywhere they go even when traveling.
Fragility of mobile devices: With the ongoing rapid development of wireless communication and internet connectivity, most modern communication devices come fitted with digital images, portable cameras and other related features. This helps users view images at high definition and also share them through instant cloud computing platforms.Today, it’s possible to make unique applications using watermarking software. This unique cloud application helps in image authentication as well as tamper localization. However, there are various demerits that mobile devices have when it comes to cloud computing. First, some of them have limited memory capacity and cannot open big files, moreover since they are portable there’s always the risk of loss due to misplacement or theft.
Increase in the Worker Mobility: Statistics show that three-quarters of all modern employees use handsets to increase their productivity. Most of them are using modern devices such as tablets and smartphones, these appliances offer users better virtual working tools that are relevant to the fast-paced corporate world. Therefore, companies should always try to find ways of supporting the use of mobile devices within the work setting. This can help employees access various communication systems, data recovery and backup solutions and applications with ease. Mobile cloud computing allows different people to access information from a common resource network, however the main advantage of this technology is that users can view files even on offline mode. It can be used by firms to save on the costs of installing different data programs for each and every employee.
Fragmentation of Devices: Mobile phone fragmentation occurs when some subscribers are using an old OS edition, while others are running their devices on new and updated versions. This phenomenal can be worsened if the main wireless carrier is charged with deciding the deployment of OS updates, it would be better if the phone’s manufacturer does this for efficiency. Fragmentation may be a setback for professional software developers, most of who need to create different editions of an app to keep up with technological advancements and competition from other programmers. Device fragmentation can also be a hindrance for IT experts, most of who need to manage and safeguard their OS’s from intrusion by hackers. Different software editions have unique capacities, therefore making it hard to stem illegal updates from unknown sources. Nevertheless, this problem is more common in Android devices and not those that run on iOS.
By Deney Dentel,
Deney Dentel is the CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc., a managed server virtualization and cloud computing service provider company in Portland, OR. Deney is the only localized and authorised IBM ProtecTIER business partner in Pacific Northwest. You can also follow him on LinkedIn.