by Rob Boirun for BurnWorld.com
Without much fanfare, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) recently turned the lights off on their last remaining mainframe computer.
It’s not like they’re shutting down their whole operation; but it’s a great example of the way the traditional IT model has changed.
They still have a lot of desktop computers – probably as powerful as the room full of hardware that went dark. In addition they (and we) are using more and more mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, notebooks (soon ultrabooks) — and mobile services.
So many devices are out there, so many services, so many options, it’s tough to know:
A fresh example of the switch is Apple’s latest Mac OS (Mountain Lion). It didn’t slip by many folks that it shares a whole lotta’ iOS features, capabilities. Is this the end of DVD burning on OSX as a backup medium thus having to rely on the iCloud?
It’s why Windows 8 has so many mobile computing features, capabilities and gives you a glimpse of their mobile strategy.
These folks aren’t interested in selling you their software.
This excerpt is shared with permission from burnworld.com.