Gerri Martin-Flickinger, CIO of Adobe, thinks that in the future Rich Internet Applications are going to have many uses, separate from the browser. For example, users will be able to customize their application interface, and the RIAs will provide visibility into back office applications.
Video: Adobe CIO describes benefits of Rich Internet Applications
March 24, 2009, 2:03 PM PDT | Length:00:01:26
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>> Let's talk rich Internet applications, where do these go in the future and can they replace the bloated applications that we have on our PC?
>> So I think one thing that I'm seeing definitely in the enterprise is people respect the fact that there is a legacy investment in information stores systems like SAP or Oracle clearly are pivotal in holding the enterprise information. So where we're seeing rich applications in the enterprise really being of interest is providing visibility of information into those back office applications. I think there's a very good future in that because that actually has been the hurdle in many companies for really getting the most out of the investment in the RP. The other thing about RIA that I think is very interesting is that RIA is more than just Internet applications in a browser context it's now becoming the ability to control the entire user experience. So if you look at the Adobe Flash platform and what's happening with Flash as an application development environment through AIR people are now reclaiming the ability to build their own application UI and that's something we haven't seen since before the Windows days and I think that's very exciting. I think there's a very, very good life for RIA and I think it's an unteathered from the browser life.
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