Redefining Mobile Applications: Mobility Services and the Unified Network
Source: Farpoint Group
It was perhaps only a matter of time, and regardless a very natural evolution, for the fundamental concepts embodied in mobile middleware to move into the network in the form of an appliance. But the introduction of the Cisco Mobility Services Engine and its associated software components represents more than a simple evolution. In fact, one expects this approach to become the dominant technique for implementing the interface between applications and the many services that networks today must support. The author is especially fond of the inclusion of an open API and the fundamental extensibility of the offering - meaning that much of the expense fundamental to building and maintaining mobile applications is greatly reduced.