IBM: Net's future is mobile middleware

Summary:Maybe all you need to connect millions of mobile devices to the Internet is some snazzy middleware from IBM.Darryl Taft at eWeek reports:IBM Research is working on delivering a middleware system that will enable users to tap into the data on mobile devices to create a virtually unlimited pool of data and provide essentially infinite access to the Internet, the company said.

Maybe all you need to connect millions of mobile devices to the Internet is some snazzy middleware from IBM.

Darryl Taft at eWeek reports:

IBM Research is working on delivering a middleware system that will enable users to tap into the data on mobile devices to create a virtually unlimited pool of data and provide essentially infinite access to the Internet, the company said. ... IBM Research has developed a prototype of a data-sharing middleware platform for mobile devices that will enable heterogeneous devices, regardless of their operating systems or hardware, to access the network via various communication modes, including device-to-device direct communications.

The code name: Infinity.

The project sounds interesting. Maybe IBM can make middleware cool--Big Blue certainly has been trying for awhile.

Topics: Enterprise Software

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