As is common in the I.T industry, there is always a new buzzword which is trending and being used at all the conferences. Even for those of us already working in the Industry, it is sometimes difficult just to keep up. The rate at which change is happening is both frightening and exciting at the same time.
Mobility is not a new concept at all, on the personal front the mobile device is already the primary communication medium for all things social. Managing a device on a personal front is very simple, but what happens in a corporate environment? If that same personal device is used to perform tasks on a corporate level, that is when the questions arise.
This is where I see the industry sitting at this point in time. Many companies are now only embarking on a mobile journey and many of them are failing to ask the fundamental questions:
For those who have watched the hollywood movie, "Minority Report", that is another example perhaps still a way off before realisation.
Where I can see it going in the nearer term though is concentrated in the transportation and medical industries. Driverless cars are already a reality, those same cars communicating with other cars in proximity and eventually in the greater scheme of things. Now imagine we take it a step further. You need to go across town to an important meeting. You tell your driverless car that you are in a hurry and it immediately accesses the traffic data to find the fastest route taking the following into account and bearing in mind that the least congested route might not in fact be the fastest: