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Cloud/Client: Where Cloud Meets Mobile and the Nexus of Forces

Published: 28 October 2014

ID: G00270542

Analyst(s): David Smith , David Cearley


Cloud/client computing flips the model popularized by client/server computing decades ago. CIOs must plan for a future where the cloud-led model changes the nature of applications and opens digital business opportunities.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Early cloud/client implementations are being driven by consumer demands rather than enterprise demands
  • Tools and architectures will evolve to make cloud/client models an integral and increasingly automated part of application development
  • Cloud/client will highlight the need to work with client devices beyond IT control, thus requiring different security and management approaches

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