Date Added: Jan 2011
There is a movement taking place in the IT industry that is really driven by major consumer technology vendors including Apple, Google and Facebook. What these three companies do is really starting to set the tone for what people expect from a software application. The expectations of a software application may have historically centered around its ability to solve business problems or to enable specific types of transactions or management processes. Today, the software application will increasingly be expected to let users communicate and interact with each other the way that they can on Facebook. Organic and guided search as found on Google will also be expected, as will the intuitive usability of the iPad.