Mike Hoskins, by his own account, has been starting and running software companies for nearly 35 years. The chief technical officer of Pervasive Software, an Austin, Texas, provider of data management and analytics products, Hoskins has lived through several technology eras -- including the big iron, enterprise-focused 1970s, the rise of software tycoons in the 80s, and the Internet boom of the 90s.
So what's next? An era that Hoskins calls the "age of data ubiquity," one in which a new generation of nimble, data-centric apps exploit massive data sets generated by both enterprises and consumers.
We've been hearing about the "Internet of Things", "ubiquitous computing", and "data ubiquity" in an era of "bag data" for a long time. What we need now is for all the pieces to come together in a user friendly form. Remote controls are multiplying as quickly as the new application ideas. When automated lights don't require a user manual, we're making progress. Otherwise we're just adding to the technology overhead.
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