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What The iPad Won't Do

Anne Bisagno


As we mentioned last month, Gartner believes the "personal cloud" will replace the PC as the center of our digital lives within two years. However, that doesn't mean the transition will be seamless or simple. Moving applications to the cloud and synchronizing data across any device will actually require a fundamental shift in the way we think about computing.


Consider this: the new iPad 3 may be the most impressive piece of computing hardware to date, but companies can't take advantage of its true power. Why not? Because the big enterprise software vendors, like Oracle, SAP, IBM, Symantec, CA, BMC, and HP, don't make fully functional iPad apps. Their flagship products simply aren't designed for a “personal cloud”.


Xantrion is developing a solution to bridge the gap between enterprise software that is designed for mobility and software that isn’t. You'll be hearing more from us very soon about our version of the "personal cloud," which we call Desktop as a Service (DaaS).

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