Date Added: Jul 2010
There is a growing need for information access at any point in time, and from any location, on rapidly growing number of mobile devices. The computational power of mobile devices is growing rapidly as a result of this and they are fast becoming the new client platform. A number of issues exist in the mobile environment, such as lack of memory and processing abilities, poor storage capacities, the lack of reliable connections and availability of sufficient bandwidth. Increasing resources, however, does not solve the issues, as the information being moved, stored, and processed becomes larger. Ways of reducing the size of data processed by mobile devices are required.