15th May 2017
Pervasive computing is an emerging technological trend that works on the principle of enabling internet connectivity in everyday objects with an aim of improving their functionality. Also known as ubiquitous computing, it involves embedding microprocessors in electrical appliances, cars, lighting systems, wearable devices etc. to minimize the need to interact with computers. The users can access the internet any time through these network connected devices.
Considerations For Implementing Persuasive Computing In An Organization:
- Define goals
Firstly, you need to have a clear idea in your mind about the usage and purpose of pervasive computing in your organization. Determine the features it should have and the functionality you want the devices to serve. Also, identify the type of devices that will be connected to the network. You can consider implementing a pilot project to test the results of pervasive computing before executing it throughout the organization.
- Understand the work environment
This step involves three aspects. First, gather information about the type of network and bandwidth available in your area. Make sure there are no connectivity issues in any part of your office. If you are planning to incorporate Wi-Fi connectivity, check if there are problems in getting coverage for the entire building.
Second, analyze the costs involved in the project. If your business activities involve massive data sharing and constant internet connectivity, you may need to evaluate the capital investment required for pervasive computing.
Third, determine the type of devices needed, i.e. if you require a laptop, tablet, wearables or any other type of internet compatible system. Also zero-in on the other important aspects such as the device’s screen size, in-built and expandable memory, stand-by time etc.
Address the potential security issues
Network security is one of the major concerns of IT professionals which gets further aggravated with the use of internet connected mobile devices. Therefore, you should identify and resolve any potential security vulnerabilities to prevent your entire network from getting compromised.
Choose the right software vendor
There are a number of wireless software companies offering solutions for implementation of pervasive computing. However, you should choose only the reliable provider who has experience in handling wireless technologies. The products it provides should have strict security features and be updated frequently.
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