The Future is in Remote Server Networks
June 14, 2010
Pew Research Center says that research indicates that technology experts believe cloud computing will become more dominant than the desktop in the next decade. This findings is part of a research series that captures people's expectations for the future of the Internet while presenting a snapshot of current attitudes. Respondents of the survey also predicted that the desktop and individual, private networks will be able to provide most of the same conveniences as the cloud but with better functionality, overall efficiency, and speed.
"The highly engaged, diverse set of respondents to an online, opt-in survey included 895 technology stakeholders and critics. The study was fielded by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center. Some 71% agreed with the statement:
"'By 2020, most people won't do their work with software running on a general-purpose PC. Instead, they will work in Internet-based applications such as Google Docs, and in applications run from smartphones. Aspiring application developers will develop for smartphone vendors and companies that provide Internet-based applications, because most innovative work will be done in that domain, instead of designing applications that run on a PC operating system.'"