6As Arriving: Mobile Phones

The October 24th issue of eWeek has an article about Microsoft letting its security guard down on Exchange Server in order to gain advantage against Blackberry in the Enterprise Mobile Phone Messaging and Distribution marketplace. What that says about Trustworthy Computing is both disturbing and compelling. However of equal import is the fact that a whole array of mobile phones and devices are being readied to hit the marketplace.

In effect the “anywhere on any device” aspect of 6As Presentation Layer is arriving and with a bang through mobiles, RFIDs, PDAs and a bizillion other smart and connected devices. In this specific case it is Motorolas intriguing CN-620 phone. But trust me this is just the tippy top of the iceberg coming on IT operations as 6As computing reaches full bloom.

(c)JBSurveyer 2005