When one looks at the strides we’ve made over the last number of years, we have gone from functional, capable and useful tools to very high powered devices in small, tight packaging that in many ways exceeds our needs. One has to ask the question though, are we beginning to stretch the technology.
One device that we marvel at in terms of its power and capabilities is the smartphone. This little device, which has only kept getting more powerful and more compact continues to impress. One reason for this is it is a real driver of desire, profitability and productivity.
Part of the Puzzle
Mobile technology is most impacted by this cross-linear of power balanced against the backend subsystems that support the primary system.
The Computer and Heat
In the Smartphone world, the battery and the tradeoff in terms of time of use is the primary problem. The computer isn’t affected by this if it’s on power. However, what pulls forward; a fast CPU also generates a lot of heat. There’s a point its not practical nor safe to exceed these restraints.
Change will Happen but it will be Less Dramatic
Changes around look and feel and then performance will occur but it should be less dramatic. We might start asking the question do we to change out our systems as frequently as we have been doing at a cost to the economy. Is it really as necessary. Will we truly achieve a good bang for our buck.
It’s Back to Applications
As you look at yours or other situations, it is necessary to consider what applications are being used, are they the right tool for the job on the right platform. Choosing your applications carefully and doing the work on the tool will ensure maximum performance, reduced frustration with a better likelihood of a positive outcome through increased productivity.
In past time, IT professionals always concentrated on the job at hand, the applications required to complete the job leading to both a cost effective outcome which was likely more accurate.
We will continue to move forward but there is a greater need to spend time on the application side ensuring efficiency. This will make for a better empowered worker happier with the results they produce.