Yesterday I got a chance to talk with Allen Bonde from The Pulse Network about how consumer technology and devices connect with cloud and enterprise technology.
The lines are being blurred in multiple ways.
We talk about combined experiences like the iomega cloud edition units – updated here at the Consumer Electronics Show – that connect to our EMC Atmos storage for local and cloud backup. A topic with wider implications as I discuss in a previous blog entry.
Allen and I also discuss how the improved user experiences from consumer products are making their way into enterprise and business technologies AND how enterprise expectations like reliability and permanence are being brought to consumer experiences.
Finally, we talk about examples from the CES show floor that blur the lines with connected device experiences. For example the Verizon collaboration with Seagate demoing a hard drive with 4G LTE connectivity.