Monday, January 21, 2013

Cambrian Explosion Era of smart devices and what does it mean to the CIO?

Around 530 million years ago there was a relatively very rapid appearance of major animal species by an order of magnitude. This explosion of species is called the Cambrian Explosion. Before 580 million years ago, most organisms were simple, composed of individual cells occasionally organized into colonies. Over the following 70 to 80 million years, the rate of evolution accelerated by an order of magnitude and the diversity of life began to resemble that of today. (Copied form Wikipedia)

Charles Darwin considered this sudden appearance of many animal groups with no known antecedents to be the gravest single objection to his theory of evolution. In On the Origin of Species, he reasoned that earlier seas had swarmed with living creatures, but that their fossils had not been found due to the imperfections of the fossil record.

Turn the clock back to 2013 and suddenly people are talking about explosion of all sorts of computing devices of all sizes and shapes and form factors and all different OS’es and models and worth comparing to the Cambrian Era and the explosion. This is what I call the Cambrian explosion of devices!!

Just did a quick check on the internet on all types of mobile OS that are available. Please note that the rule I used was that whatever I found in the next one minute will make my list and in no means this list is exhaustive. Here is what I found:

     1.        Apple iOS
     2.        Google Android
     3.        Nokia Symbian 
     4.        Windows 8 Mobile OS 
     5.        Windows RT (only for Tablets)
     6.        MeeGo OS – first Linux OS by Nokia, Linux & Intel
     7.        Blackberry OS
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   Manjunath M Gowda
   CEO, i7 Networks Agentless BYOD Control”, @i7networks

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