Looking to the Future
Opinion: From deploying Vista to IBM's Infinity, much of today's news is about the future.Most of the news these days is about the future. Deploying Windows Vista is a 2007 problem. Budgets are being hammered out to allocate 2007 spending. Some news is even more futuristic. IBM Research, always known for developing tomorrows technology today, has come up with a middleware prototype that will let mobile devices share data, Senior Editor Darryl F. Taft reports. IBMs "Infinity" platform will enable mobile devices to search and analyze virtually any type of data, anywhere. It will also allow developers to create device- and network-agnostic applications and even ad hoc "mobile networks" among devices.