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Issue No.06 - November/December (2010 vol.12)
pp: 56-60
George Hurlburt , Change Index
Jeffrey Voas , National Institute of Standards and Technology
Keith W. Miller , University of Illinois at Springfield
<p>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&#x2014;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.</p>
Information technology, mobile/wireless, security &#x0026; privacy
George Hurlburt, Jeffrey Voas, Keith W. Miller, "Mobile Applications: The Fifth Cycle", IT Professional, vol.12, no. 6, pp. 56-60, November/December 2010, doi:10.1109/MITP.2010.151
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