No discussion of cloud services would be complete without mentioning mobile applications. Provisioning video services to the myriad of proliferating hand-held devices can be accomplished efficiently and effectively, as most of us now witness in the palms of our hands every day.
What does the future hold? Better (compression, video quality), Faster (networks, processing), Cheaper (storage, bandwidth), Smarter (end devices, data analysis) — all of which makes the forecast look cloudy, in a good sense.
Ray Coulombe is Founder and Managing Director of SecuritySpecifiers.com, enabling interaction with specifiers in the physical security and ITS markets; and Principal Consultant for Gilwell Technology Services. Ray can be reached at ray@SecuritySpecifiers.com, through LinkedIn or followed on Twitter,@RayCoulombe.