Mobile Computing: the Next Decade

1986-01-01T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Mahadev Satyanarayanan
<p><em>"Information at your fingertips anywhere, anytime</em>" has been the driving vision of mobile computing for the past two decades. Through relentless pursuit of this vision, spurring innovations in wireless technology, energy-efficient portable hardware and adaptive software, we have now largely attained this goal. Ubiquitous email and Web access is a reality that is experienced by millions of users worldwide through their BlackBerries, iPhones, Windows Mobile, and other portable devices. Continuing on this road, mobile Web-based services and location-aware advertising opportunities have begun to appear, triggering large commercial investments. Mobile computing has arrived as a lucrative business proposition.</p>