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This trend toward cloud computing and complete remote access is exemplified, Hilwa noted, by Platform-as-a-Service vendors providing a "more diverse set of programming languages than just Ruby," as well as virtual machines, private cloud platforms, and hybrid arrangements.
Hilwa concludes that all of this points to "the mainstreaming of the cloud," where the cloud is meeting the requirements of the enterprise and not vice versa.
Top Tech Trends for You
Which tech trends influenced your life and your work in 2012? Did you add a tablet to your arsenal of tech gadgets to bridge the gap between your PC and your smartphone, or maybe just for fun? Were you able to start working from home thanks to cloud computing? Or did life get easier because of BYOD -- now being able to bring your devices to work to continue working on a project you started at home?
Posted: 2012-12-30 @ 5:18pm PT
Love my iPad!!
Posted: 2012-12-30 @ 5:16pm PT
I started working from home 2 years ago and love it. I couldn't do it without cloud computing, so it definitely gets my vote for best technology -- but also tied with my smartphone. Being able to see and respond to my customers' email anytime, anywhere is so helpful.