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Mobile Cloud Computing

Is there something like „Mobile Cloud Computing“? (a question I am after since early 2009)

A quick Internet research provides evidence that MCC might indeed get away from being a „bwc“ (buzz word combination) and turn into something substantial.

Fundamental Reflections on MCC
– MCC basic elements: Mobile Device, Mobile Network, Cloud Computing (IaaS/PaaS), Cloud Serivce (SaaS)
– Mobile Devices: The dominant share will remain low-end, with very limited resources
– Mobile Networks: Shannon/Nyquist, channel characteristics/impairments
– Cloud Computing: Depends on communications, provides virtually unlimted resources on-demand, …
– Users look for something that may be called „on-service, on-demand, on-(any)-device“

A Few Resources
Mobile Cloud Computing Demo
ABI Research : Enterprise Mobile Cloud Computing
ABI Research: Mobile Cloud Applications

Intel European Research and Innovation Conference (ERIC) 2010 (Braunschweig)

I had the pleasure of speaking about „European Future Internet Research“ at the ERIC 2010 in Braunschweig.

With much regret I arrived late and had to leave early. Due to could only attend the session I am was talking in „Digital Europe / Open Innovation“. But the session was once more a great experience.

Dr. Eddie O’Connor, Founder and Chief Executive and industry pioneer and veteran with 30 years of experience, delivered an eye-opening speech about renewable energy (offshore windfarming) in Europe and elsewhere. The sheer numbers were stunning to me (yes we know that we run out of energy / fosil fuel) but one got to see some figures to really grasp how fast. A few takeaways:
+ Onshore windfarms approach their capacity limits simply because appropriate locations are getting scarce.
+ Compared with growth of global population traditional energy generation will fail in the very near future – Eddie promotes 50% wind energy by 2050
+ But for that a „super grid“ is needed to connect the many offshore farms needed for that, this implies many new technologies that allow to transport electricity over large distances (can only happen in DC mode)

For more on that see Eddie““““s blog and Mainstream Renewable Powers (check the companies fund raising track record !)

ICIN 2010 in Berlin

I was attending ICIN 2010 in Berlin. My keynote on „Global Future Internet Research“ can be found on the conference website (link below).

Worthy conference with a good number of talks/attendees. Particularly interesting I found the mixture of people from research and those working on innovation and/or general management.

Few takeaways:
+ IaaS (network+storage+computing) seen as good business model for telcos in the future
+ Value of enforcing an extra revenue share from Google questionable since 25bn (Google) versus 1000bn (Telcos) is peanuts (CEO of Northstream).
+ Appstores/developer communities for telcos of limited value since Appstore mainly a tool for device sales (mobile device manufacturers)
+ Telco““““s shall better look into many smaller business models rather than looking for the next SMS-like killer app (H. Arnold, T-Labs)

The slides of the keynote speakers are meanwhile available for download