Unified Communications Platforms - The Big Crunch Theory

The world of communications has exploded outward in a Big Bang, which now includes billions of people to create and access data from mobile phone applications, Internet applications and corporate documents. Our inability to efficiently share and correlate these raw data has reduced the acceleration of human productivity. Since the acceleration decreases, the technology will undergo a big crunch, the collapse in communications platforms.

The Big Bang

The term Big Bang generally refers to the idea that all matter and energy was suppressed in a very small region known as a singularity. In an instant, this single point of superdense material exploded in a Big Bang, which has been expanding at a surprisingly rapid pace since.

In 1970, human communication has reached critical mass, but was blocked in a super-dense singularity of the old technology, inefficient information. The ability to reduce response times, which is essential in making business decisions, is limited to those with access to the islands of private information technology, including terrestrial phone, operating systems and associated business applications , to name a few. In 1970, long distance calls required operator intervention, messages scrawled note pads, face to face meetings in smoke-filled rooms, copies were mailed, and file company documents was mainly filing copies printed.

Into this dark void, a Big Bang occurred in 1970, which marked the genesis of a new world of communications. From a humble message between two sites, the Internet exploded, creating an open environment for the formation of new information technologies and launching new products outwards in all directions.

70 - In 1971, Ray Tomlinson is credited by some as having sent the first email, start using the @ sign to separate user names and the user's machine, when it sent a message from a Digital Equipment Corporation DEC-10 to another computer DEC-10. In mid-December the 70 minicomputers were becoming accessible to medium businesses that started to file their records on reels of tape.

In 1970, you can fax a one-page document in just six minutes using a 46 lbs Magnafax Xerox fax and Long Distance Xerography (LDX) technology. Late 70s, a new generation of faster machines, made smaller and affordable fax board.

Instant messaging began with the introduction of Motorola's R page in 1974. I had no screen and could not store messages. However, it is portable and notify the user that a message was sent.

Of the 80 - In 1980 there were 3.2 million users worldwide locator. Locators was limited in scope, is primarily used in situations where site, for example, when medical workers communicate with one another within a hospital.

Information workers are triggered by land-based phones. 1G The first network was launched in the U.S. Chicago-based Ameritech in 1983 with the famous first-hand mobile phone, the Motorola DynaTAC.

In 1983, information workers will also be triggered from the mainframe and personal computers equipped with an operational platform later on behalf of Microsoft Windows. Increased personal productivity data as spreadsheets, word processors has been created, and presentation tools and instantly share via e-mail through wide area networks.

ARPANET was linked to NSFNET in the 1980s. The new TCP / IP is called Internet. European TCP / IP intranets remained isolated from the Internet until 1989.

The engine of the streamlined workflow was invented when the future of document imaging systems emerged to capture, store, index and retrieve image file formats. These systems enabled companies to capture faxes and forms, save copies of images and store files in a repository for quick retrieval of images or text data.

The 90 - In 1994, the Summit of Highway at Royce Hall at UCLA, all of the great industry, government and academic leaders in the field of dialogue initiated on the Internet as an ideal platform for sharing information. The killer app for the Internet is e-mail message.

In 1999, the first full Internet service on mobile phones to i-Mode was introduced by NTT DoCoMo in Japan. Technology for mobile phones to replace the pager was on the road. The first SMS text message was sent from one computer to a mobile phone in 1992 in the UK, while the first person to person SMS from phone to phone was sent in Finland in 1993. But in 1994, more than 61 million in the use of pagers and pagers became popular for personal use.

The collaboration of remote workers has been done mostly by e-mail and conference calls. The Polycom SoundStation conference phone was introduced in the 90s and soon became a pillar in every corporate meeting room.

During the 90s the publishing industry coined the term electronic workflow to describe the publishing process, from the online delivery of digital manuscripts for publishing content on the web for online access. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by U.S. Congress in 1996 that, among other things, addressed the security and privacy of health data. The standards for the widespread use of electronic data interchange and file in the system of U.S. health care. Health care, flexible manufacturing systems, just at the time inventory management and other systems very agile and adaptable workflow are the products of this era.

Today, there are over 4 billion mobile phones in use with the most used data application on mobile phones to SMS messaging. Since 2007, 74% were active users of SMS (more than 2.4 billion of 3.3 billion subscribers at the end of 2007). SMS messaging was worth over $ 100 million in annual revenues in 2007 and the world average of messaging use was 2.6 SMS sent per day per person in the whole mobile phone base subscriber. The other SMS data services used by mobile phones were worth 31 billion dollars in 2007, and were led by mobile music, downloadable logos and pictures, games, gaming, adult entertainment and advertising.

There are currently 1.8 million people use the Internet for e-mail; as an information search utility for entertainment, travel, leisure, and general information, socializing and shopping. In addition, software applications are now routinely over the Internet to individual users and companies of Application Service Providers (ASP). These programs allow the user to pay a monthly or annual fee for using a software application without having to install it on a local hard disk.

In 2010, businesses still implement document management software to improve workflow and save money by reducing their reliance on pre-printed forms using spreadsheets, white action, and laser printers. While still a powerful motivation for many buyers, most vendors now enable users to go to the second step: connecting additional output modules as a fax or an e-mail module. Another feature that has proved very popular is a Web archive module that allows a user to send documents to an internal or external Web site.

Bottom Line: Collaboration and Productivity slows

The new media universe has exploded outward to include the billions of people to create and access data from only a slight overlap between the galaxies of mobile phones, Internet applications and corporate documents. The expanding universe of communications along with the migration of text, voice and video data, has created a critical mass of random data. Our inability to efficiently share and correlate all these raw data to work better acceleration has slowed down human productivity.

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