Traditional Sessions Legacy data is ubiquitous and it's NOT primarily
stored in Windows-based systems. Bank and credit card records, parts and
inventory records, tax, license and court records, all are essential to
commerce and government.
The good news is solutions on the .NET framework leverage the built-in
ability of Visual Studio .NET to call data from almost any legacy platform and
then deliver it to users via sessions that run on lower-cost, high-performance
windows-based systems. There's no advantage to be gained in moving mountains of
legacy data from platform to platform, and with .NET framework solutions, you
won't have to.
The major Web services vendors such as IBM, Microsoft, BEA,
Hewlett-Packard, and Sun Microsystems are all committed to Web services, and
many other product and services providers are already creating strong
offerings. In Nova's view, Microsoft has a head start on the competition with
its .Net framework for Web services architecture. Microsoft's vision is the
strongest of the major vendors, and it is already producing products
incorporating Web services functionality.
Personal Digital Assistants (PDA)
There are devices that are only PDAs. Now devices may have built
in wireless networking or Bluetooth personal area networking, or the
integration of cellular technology. Microsoft has released a version of the
Pocket PC called Pocket PC Phone Edition that adds functions to support voice
calling, SMS, and other features specific to having an integrated phone in the
device. The user interface and Session requirements of the Pocket PC Phone
edition are almost identical to a standard Pocket PC device. It has the same
portrait screen and lack of keyboard. The device differs from a standard Pocket
PC in that phone cellular calls can be made from the device with an integrated
speaker and microphone.
Smartphones integrate PDA-type functionality into a voice-centric
handset comparable in size to today's mobile phones. Smartphones are
designed for one-handed operation with keypad access to both voice or data
features. It is optimized for voice and text communication; wireless access to
information and encrypted browsing to corporate and Internet information and
services. Smartphone gives you a choice to communicate via voice or text
along with the ability to access information and services so you can stay
in-touch while on the go.
Nova develops Smart Sessions which will seemlessly
integrate with your current framework and therefore leveraging your current
infrastructure to its fullest.