What worries me the most is both of them are adding to an ailing infrastructure vastly in need of further development.
The internet infrastructure, which is at the core of all of the technologies being developed today has almost been forgotten in the "Gold Rush" dash to claim the new tablet/handheld space being opened up or the potential of the virtualized, IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS cloud domains which offer new ways of turning IT into a commodity which can be sold in-lieu of being bought by companies.
Mobile computing is putting demands on the telecom networks that while they all want the clients, they have been unable to meet their needs effectively. Meanwhile the cloud is exploding everywhere with multiple implementations, various protocols, diverse SLAs and very little in the way of standards. Both of these technologies are rushing headlong into development when serious issues of the underlying infrastructure have yet to be resolved.
Those issues include: IP implementation of mobile devices, conversion of the underlying internet from IP4 to IP6, redefining security toward a trust structure in order to reduce spam and malware attacks which are ever-increasing and we are becoming more helpless to prevent them even as we find new ways of networking ourselves. These are just a few of my basic concerns in this regard. I am sure you have talked about them in great length. Just wanted to share.
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