TechZone360 Week in Review

By Steve Anderson October 13, 2012

Another absolutely huge week in mobile technology came and went, so it's time to settle in and run down all the high points that happened this week with our Week in Review coverage!

First came a special report on the future of application virtualization, and whether or not it was likely to play a significant role in the future of networking. It’s likely to do just that, with 10 major reasons supporting a move to virtualize applications immediately evident. But despite the significant potential for gain expressed by the idea, there are still plenty of pitfalls that businesses planning to engage in such actions will need to keep watch for.

Next was a look at U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer, who had some very encouraging words for those who believe the U.N. should leave well enough alone when it comes to regulating the Internet. Kramer's remarks covered topics like cyber security, charging users to send content via the Internet in addition to more general remarks on overall regulation and why it should not be done.

However, it was unclear just how much impact Kramer's remarks had, and as a result, the ITU convention may yield some less than pleasant overall results for Internet users.

Then we examined the completed results of a recent survey, sponsored by Amdocs, that focused on those that provide communications services, those that deal in over-the-top services, and those who make the various smart devices currently in play – and just who it is who really owns the overall customer experience.While there is still plenty of grasping and infighting going on, the consensus is increasing growing toward a larger overall need to share. Each sector has certain "core assets" that provide a part of the experience, and when companies can come together and leverage those assets, the overall experience is improved and users have a much better time.

Thus, they're more likely in general to buy things that fuel that experience.

Next TechZone360 examined the impact of the "do not track" law, which recently went into wider effect, and how it would affect the use of Microsoft Internet Explorer 10. Since IE10 boasted a separate "do not track" capability, now made redundant thanks to shifts in the law, some had projected that this might ultimately damage IE10's state in the marketplace. As the Internet Explorer line was often found to struggle under the weight of negative public perception – earned or unearned – removing a key competitive advantage didn't bode well for the service in the least.

Lastly, we took a closer look at a new breed of technology set to emerge soon. It's wearable technology, and it's come a long way indeed from somewhat humble origins a dozen years ago. Improvements in miniaturization, in processors and more have turned the idea of wearable technology from a dream expressed by unpleasant-looking products, into a burgeoning reality backed by garments that look just like their less technological counterparts.

A variety of new gadgets, with purposes from healthcare to entertainment, should be in wide availability by the end of the decade.

That was the week for TechZone360. It's easy to see that there's plenty going on, and our global online community is constantly on the hunt for more in this constantly moving sector. Be sure to join us back here next week for more news, and every weekend for our Week in Review coverage!

Contributing TechZone360 Writer

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