Monday, November 28, 2011

The Cloudcast - Eps.23 - "Going Mobile..." + show notes

Date: November 28, 2011

This genesis of this podcast started with a rant on Twitter by @reillyusa about incompatible mobile apps and app-stores, and quickly escalated into many opinions about where the future of mobile is headed. So we decided to grab a few of the participants in that thread and put them onthe show. Unfortunately Christian was unable to make the discussion, this time.
NOTE: This conversation could have gone on for 3-4 hrs, with the topics going in all sort of directions (good/bad technology, changing requirements of IT, legacy apps, the future of HTML5 and a bunch of other topics. Maybe we'll need to create someday?
Topic 1: Over the past 3-4 years, the mobile “device” market has changed as radically as any I can remember in technology for my past 20 years. Would you agree, and what areas are most interesting to you these days?

Topic 2: What are the big barriers for business to deal with all these devices? What works, what's really broken, where is there room for new start-ups or innovation?
Topic 3: What are the big differences between legacy applications and new applications when dealing with mobile devices? Brian Katz wrote an interesting blog about this recently.
Topic 4: What are the different ways that IT organizations (and lines-of-business) are dealing with these challenges?

Topic 5: What’s the most broken concept around mobile these days? Security, App Stores, Device Management, Client-Side Hypervisors, Data-Plan Pricing?

Topic 6: Let’s end on an upbeat - what’s the coolest things you’re seeing with mobile these days, or a great mobile prediction for 2012?