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Global - Analysis - Transitions to a Digital Industry

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Last updated: 19 Nov 2008 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 9

Analyst: Kylie Wansink

Synopsis

Archived report. This report was archived in November 2008 and has not been updated since. Written by Jaap van Till – Stratix Consulting [www.stratix.nl] and HAN University, The Netherlands, This paper describes one of a number of possible scenarios for the digital industry where services move further down to the edges and to more central server farms. These movements become possible by the extraordinary growth in capabilities of chips and software driven by Moore’s Law and by very much higher bandwidth capacities. Not only will new networks consist of federations of connected software and storage ‘objects’ concentrated in completely new network locations, but also mobile ‘service in a box’ devices will appear, called Networked Personal Units; Several like the iPod and something like ‘Skype in a box’. They will perform a single function only, but in an amazingly great way so they are very useful and valuable to prosumers.

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