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IT development emphasizes on integrating 3C

Posted: 06 Jan 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:network? internet? web? it? communication?

The year 2004 will see an emphasis on the integration of communication, computing and collaboration. Because networking has already become an important part of everyone's life, the substantial calculation, storage and infrastructure already exist. Most of the applications and services also exist on the network. These constitute the major part of network resources. But whether these resources are utilized in a good way or not is unknown. Currently, the most critical problem is the abundance of resources on the Internet that have not been fully utilized. Network service is simple, but applications and access have not been integrated and utilized.

The crux of the matter is that there is no support to the basic framework of the new application mode and the corresponding foundation suitable for integration of computing and communication. Internet applications promote the development of IT, especially the network computing technology. After Internet access is made available widely through Web technology, the computing and network technologies receive a flood of information through the network. Despite having access to the resources on the Web, people still have no way to expediently acquire the specific information they need the most. This has pushed the new network application mode and construction of integral infrastructure to become common requirements.

With the capabilities of computer products rapidly improving to accommodate the Internet, new network application requirements are sure to come up. People need convenient communication, and take full advantage of the available equipment. Companies need to increase the utilization ratio of resources, improve production efficiency and results. Society needs to integrate a good deal of information, applications and services to create a good economic environment, thus pushing social advancement.

Hence, many companies are researching the next-generation Internet application and related technologies. For instance, Intel pushed forward with peer-to-peer computation; Microsoft introduced the .net development strategy; IBM released the pervasive computing development strategy; and Sun Microsystems issued Jini, the next-generation technological framework.

The core technological concept that we need to adopt to resolve the problem is efficient network utilization. We need to use network content and functions more conveniently and more efficiently. The next-generation applications should take full advantage of network communication capabilities and merge all kinds of IT products with different functions, and enable users to utilize all the resources that the network can provide. These applications should be easily available and distributed intelligently. This includes all kinds of communication networks such as the Internet, LAN, home networks, individual networks, computer systems, memory and service systems that are linked to the network.

We believe that constructing a communication, computing and collaboration environment on a reliable foundation is the biggest challenge and opportunity for us. With this in mind, Legend launched its "relevancy application" technological strategy - the core of which is integration and collaboration.

- Sun Yuning

Vice President

Legend Group Ltd

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