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Wozniak's Predictions For 2013: the Data Center, Mobility and Beyond 70

Nerval's Lobster writes "Tech icon Steve Wozniak has come forward with several predictions for 2013, with data center technologies an important part of the list. Wozniak's predictions are based on a series of conversations he had recently with Brett Shockley, senior vice president and general manager of applications and emerging technologies at Avaya. They trace an arc from the consumer space up through the enterprise, with an interesting take on the BYOD phenomenon: Woz believes that mobile devices will eventually become the 'remote controls,' so to speak, of the world. Although he's most famous as the co-founder of Apple, Wozniak currently serves as chief scientist at Fusion-io, a manufacturer of enterprise flash storage for data centers and other devices."
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Wozniak's Predictions For 2013: the Data Center, Mobility and Beyond

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  • by mcgrew ( 92797 ) * on Monday December 17, 2012 @04:42PM (#42317379) Homepage Journal

    First IBM's predictions, now Woz's. Arent you suppost to get the crysal balls out after Christmas?

    BTW, there's little if any in TFA that isn't in TFS. Very short FA that can be boiled down to "data center."

  • by Andy Prough ( 2730467 ) on Monday December 17, 2012 @06:05PM (#42318585)
    From Woz's blog: "Steve didn't ever code []. He wasn't an engineer and he didn't do any original design, but he was technical enough to alter and change and add to other designs. I did all of the Apple I and Apple ][ myself, including the feature choices. I did all of the BASIC myself (it's in handwriting as I couldn't afford an assembler). The only person who helped write some of the Apple ][ code was Allen Baum, who helped with the 'monitor' program."
  • by Lumpy ( 12016 ) on Monday December 17, 2012 @08:14PM (#42320027) Homepage

    Crestron DM system and AppleTV's allow my corporate clients to "throw" content to a display. You just have to be an apple ecosystem to do it. Mostly because Microsoft cant figure it out.

    I know a LOT of clients that would kill for a Microsoft version of airplay. but it does not exist and will not exist for some time. (anything that requires a driver to be installed is already a fail. Airplay works without any driver installation)

    If the It department were to hire real AV consultants that install real AV gear like the Crestron DM or Extron/Kramer systems that are like it along with embracing the current tech and working with it instead of against it, they can have it today.

    And yes, I can get Apple TV (Last customer has over 240 of them across the business campus) to work in a corporate environment. It's not that hard if you have competent network admins and engineers.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 18, 2012 @03:31AM (#42322829)

    I've been working solidly for the past year developing in-house Android apps for auditing, training, product manuals, inspections etc etc. The enthusiasm and opportunity they create is something I haven't seen in the corporate arena for decades.

    They're changing the way our business operates. They're not going away.

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