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Mobile Internet to Dominate Within 5 Years – Need Encryption and Interoperabilty?

Mobile Internet to Dominate Within 5 Years — Study
Jeff Bertolucci, PC World
Dec 16, 2009 5:48 pm

The mobile Internet is growing faster than its desktop counterpart ever did, and more users may go online via mobile devices than desktop PCs within five years, according to a new study by investment firm Morgan Stanley.

The intriguing prediction is one of many in the firm’s massive “The Mobile Internet Report,” a 424-page epic that someone, somewhere is bound to read in its entirety. For the rest of us, the executive summary will do just fine. If you’re interested in perusing the full report, you’ll find it here.

The report states we’re “now in the early innings” of mobile Internet development, which is growing faster than previous tech cycles, including the evolution of the desktop PC. Given the rapid adoption of smartphones, including (obviously) the Apple iPhone and a growing number of devices using Google’s Android mobile operating system, Morgan Stanley’s conclusions shouldn’t surprise anyone.

The study also points out that mobile Net growth is global phenomenon, not one confined to the developed world, which was typically the case with prior tech trends. But despite the worldwide focus, U.S. companies including Apple, Google, and Amazon are taking a leadership role. Furthermore, “a host of relatively young, but seasoned world-class technology veterans,” including Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, are leading the mobile push, the report states.

Five key tech trends are converging to spur mobile Net growth, including 3G (and soon 4G) broadband, the popularity of social networking, online video, VOIP services such as Skype and Vonage, and “awesome mobile devices” that do tasks that until recently were the sole domain of your desktop or laptop PC.

The short term looks especially bright for Apple, but challenges await.

The “mobile ecosystem” of the iPhone, iPod touch, iTunes, and various accessories and services will continue to bloom over the next two years. After that, however, Google Android, competition from emerging markets, and wireless carrier limitations may pose a threat to Apple’s market share, the report predicts.

There’s little doubt the mobile Internet will dominate in the coming years–just look how far mobile handsets have come since the debut of the iPhone in 2007. Toss in a growing selection of rapidly improving smartphones, a new breed of wireless-ready tablet devices, e-readers like the Amazon Kindle, and faster 4G networks, and it’s easy to see that mobile is the future of the Net.

Contact Jeff Bertolucci via Twitter (@jbertolucci ) or at jbertolucci.blogspot.com .

Salesforce_Quickbooks Multi-Company feature supporting integration with Salesforce.com and 8 Quickbooks Company Files in real time.

Salesforce_Quickbooks Multi-Company feature supporting integration with Salesforce.com and 8 Quickbooks Company Files in real time.  We’re also rolling out a 28 QB franchisee and talking to one prospect who has 175 franchisee’s with 175 Quickbooks that need integrating. Pretty cool. 

Smart Solutions eCommerce Gateway now available

The InterWeave Smart Solutions Portal is where customers may register, select Smart integration Solutions between “Best of Breed” applications, and then configure them at the object and field level. CRM applications like Salesforce.com, Aria Systems A+ Billing Platform, Financial applications, ERP, web services, Data Bases, etc. – all in a hub/spoke model. Let’s look at the eCommerce Gateway and its capabilities to integrate with today’s best know eCommerce.

What is a Smart Gateway?

Smart Gateways are powerful Solutions that facilitate enterprise wide information integration of data via access to heterogeneous data sources residing on heterogeneous platforms at distributed locations. Gateways integrate various data sources and create the right data, in the right place, in the right format, in the right application at the right time.

Key attributes of our eCommerce Gateway is the ability to provide many levels of integration. In addition our Gateway provides:

  • Order-Processing – Automatic posting of eCommerce Orders to your business system.
  • Order Status/Tracking Feedback – Post tracking and shipment status information from your central business system to your eCommerce Order Management System.
  • Inventory Updates – Posts current inventory values to your eCommerce Order Management System from your central business system.
  • Automated multiple eCommerce entries in your Solution. You add, monitor and maintain as many as you wish.

Our eCommerce Gateway makes integration easy, by automating the transfer of data between your eCommerce store, financial accounting system, CRM, database, etc. Orders placed through your online sales channel are retrieved and transferred to your financial application in real time or batch.  The eCommerce Gateway synchronizes inventory, sales, customer and billing information. By providing a configurable solution, all work flow, business process logic is inherent and configurable. Specific integration timings in real time or batch load at night. And with our new feature – Automated multiple eCommerce entries in your Solution, you may now add, monitor and maintain as many sites as many as you wish. The eCommerce Gateway gives you complete control over the information flow.

Aria Billing Smart Solution to Quickbooks and NetSuite demoed on Friday. Very powerful, detail or summary journals to Financial apps

We demoed both Aria Subscription Based Billing System to Quickbooks and NetSuite on Friday. Quite powerful, both detail and summary levels journals integrated directly into your financial applications. All in a Smart Solution, all configurable, no programming.