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VMware puts mobile at heart of post-PC world

VMware has introduced a set of technologies behind the company's plans to adapt to what it calls the 'post-PC world', including Project AppBlast and Project Octopus

VMware has introduced a set of technologies behind the company's plans to adapt to what it calls the 'post-PC world', including Project AppBlast and Project Octopus.

AppBlast, announced on Tuesday, aims to ensure the "universal delivery of any application" to any device that supports HTML 5, VMware's chief technology officer for end-user computing, Scott Davis, wrote in a blog post. HTML 5 is a coding framework for building dynamic and interactive web applications. It is compatible with the current crop of mobile devices based on the iOS, Android and Windows Phone operating systems, and others.

"[AppBlast is] about unlocking the data and the services in an organization. An IT department's job is to take data, store it and give it back to people," VMware's EMEA cloud technologist Joe Baguley told ZDNet UK. "I think we have got very good at putting it into boxes. What we need to do now is make it available to people." The technology could also be used to put non-HTML 5 applications, such as SAP data analytics, onto users' mobile devices via HTML 5, according to VMware.

For more on this story, read VMware puts mobile at heart of post-PC world on ZDNet UK.