02/18/2011, 01:28 PM
Nice Technology Review article posted today about HP's potential for cloud computing with webOS. Check it out at the link below.
Link: Can the world's biggest PC maker introduce cloud computing to the masses?
As the world's largest PC maker, HP may be in a unique position to promote personal cloud computing—whereby data and applications are accessible from whatever device a person is using.
HP's vision for WebOS, he says, is important because the company has such a strong presence in the market. HP could make the cloud "more tangible" to people, Lin says, by showing what's possible with an array of devices all connected through the cloud.
"The challenge is, how to create a seamless experience on every form factor," Lin says. HP already sells lots of printers, PCs, and other devices. If WebOS can bring them together, HP might well bring cloud computing to the masses.