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Mobile Applications: The Fifth Cycle
November/December 2010 (vol. 12 no. 6)
pp. 56-60
George Hurlburt, Change Index
Jeffrey Voas, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Keith W. Miller, University of Illinois at Springfield

The world is poised for a 5th cycle of computer capability, this time focused on the burgeoning phenomena of mobile computing. This era might even render the laptop obsolete. Using forecasts from various organizations, the authors project the future nature of mobile applications—which are already growing in volume exponentially. Looking at the dark side as well, they examine security and privacy issues and explore the consequences of global mobile computing as a powerful Internet force.

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Index Terms:
Information technology, mobile/wireless, security & privacy
George Hurlburt, Jeffrey Voas, Keith W. Miller, "Mobile Applications: The Fifth Cycle," IT Professional, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 56-60, Nov.-Dec. 2010, doi:10.1109/MITP.2010.151
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