- Run Adobe Premiere or Photoshop on your 7” Android tablet
- Run Windows Office suite applications on your iPad or ChromeBook
- Run a MAC OS x app on your Windows laptop through a Chrome web browser
Compare the hosted HTML5 session below with the Native PC session:
Brendan states that this is not just remote desktop technology. All of that power that has traditionally resided on the GPU on your PC’s or laptop’s graphics card can now be rendered and delivered in the cloud. Because this GPU in the cloud can watermark the frames, even the need for Digital Rights Management (DRM) might be eliminated. As applications become more powerful, real-time collaboration, say, on video editing, or other multi-media applications can be conducted in separate, distant sites – from office to office, or between remote school classroom to classroom in another country.
Of course, there might be licensing challenges to overcome, especially from Microsoft and Apple when OTOY CEO Jules Urbach muses that…”we’re at the point where you just don’t need a Windows PC anymore.” Another reason to get those BYOD policies into shape?