The Cloud and Your Mobile Apps: Modern-Day Metaphors for Thick/Thin Client Architectures

Over the past eight weeks or so, several clients have asked for my input regarding how best to sort through and select a cloud service provider. At the same time, students in a class I was leading fell into a lively conversation about how cloud computing architectures are the moral equivalents to those at the heart of the old thick- vs. thin-client designs. And do you know what? The two threads not only intersected but interwove when it came to the question of mobile apps.

For what is a mobile app if not a thin client? In both cases, most of the presentation layer logic runs on the user’s device, while most of the information processing runs on the organization’s server.

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Why There Should be No SharePoint in Content Management

Now on my AIIM Expert Blog:

A funny thing happened recently when I was asked to help initiate a group of reluctant users into the wonderful world of SharePoint. I spent the better part of three hours presenting, discussing, and facilitating, and the only time we talked about SharePoint was right at the very beginning, when I told them that we weren’t going to talk about SharePoint.

You can imagine how perplexed they all then became.

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