‘Pervasive computing’ (or ‘ubiquitous computing’) was first coined and popularized by computer scientist Mark Weiser. He envisioned environments where computing and communication seamlessly integrated with end users.
At Infosys, the vision of pervasive computing also focuses on the end user. Infosys experts believe pervasive computing is an integral component in building tomorrow's enterprise.
Various technologies, devices, and networks facilitate seamless computing, communication, collaboration, and commerce-related functionalities for end users. This is made possible by embedding sensors, controllers, devices and data into the physical world. Pervasive computing is revolutionizing the way humans interact with the world around them. Today, practically everything can be turned into a computing device and companies can’t afford to ignore the multitude of devices, both wired and wireless, through which they can connect with their consumers.
Consequent to users accessing content and applications through many channels and social networks, there has been an exponential growth of data. An example of such data is the collective intelligence of end users that accumulates in social networking platforms. Needless to say, such data is rich in insights and must be constantly monitored and analyzed.
The three significant trends that will help in the evolution of pervasive computing are intelligence, cloud-based computing, and sensor networks. Enterprises must provide a seamless user-experience across devices and networks, and thus connect with and engage their customers across platforms and networks.