It is a platform with a low friction, grooved base that allows users to walk or run in place. That movement translates directly into any keyboard-compatible game, allowing for an even more natural interface. It can be used with head up displays like the Oculus Rift and motion controllers like the Xbox Kinect to provide a very high level of realism to virtual reality.
There are also health benefits, since you’re not just sitting playing – you actually need to move large muscles to play the game.
As I looked at the capabilities, I couldn’t help but wonder about its application in the business environment. Maybe not for the knowledge worker (although thinking about that may be innovative) but for training and orientation. Let’s say you are a telecom worker who goes in the field and makes adjustments at a communications center – it may help to know what it will look like when you get there.
Recently Gartner put out a press release saying Cloud and CRM will drive enterprise software spending in 2013 and 2014. I found this focus on CRM a bit confusing based on all the other demands on spending. One of the interesting areas is the use of private clouds. HP has some new hardware coming out soon that should be of interest to anyone interested in cloud hardware.
See if moonshot will be right for you. Many of the issues defined as tech trends, should be addressed more effectively and economically by the moonshot approach than traditional hardware.
Over the past few months, HP has been publishing industry specific e-zines on finance, energy, healthcare and now one on the communications industry. This issue covers topics like mobility and machine to machine with a focus on the flexibility the new more mobile enterprise can expect and deliver.
Are you surprised that the number of HP’s followers on LinkedIn is larger than the follower count of many well-known technology companies combined?
Yesterday, I met with a number of technologists and educators from North Texas (Interlink) to discuss the changes that educators need to prepare for in their high school and college curricula. It was a lively discussion and reminded me of the issues IT organizations have in determining where to encourage their people to develop themselves and prepare the organization for the future...