Pervasive or Ubiquitous Computing was first termed and popularized by Mark Weiser. He envisioned creating environments involving computing and communication seamlessly integrated with end users.
At Infosys, our vision of Pervasive Computing also focuses on the end user. We believe that 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 thereby creating seamless interactions. Pervasive Computing will revolutionize the way humans interact with the world around them. By turning almost everything into a computing device, Pervasive Computing is making it imperative for companies to reach their end users through a multitude of devices - both wired and wireless.
In turn, users are accessing content and applications through multiple channels as well as social networks. This results in exponential growth of data that needs to be constantly monitored and analyzed. Social networking platforms are engaging end users in an informal manner. The accumulated content and ideas become an aggregation of the collective intelligence of end users.
Enterprises need to be prepared to provide a seamless user experience across devices and networks and connect with and engage their customers across platforms and networks. The three significant themes that will help in the evolution of pervasive computing are - Intelligence, Cloud-based Computing and Sensor Networks.