Internet Business Opportunities – Leverage That Technology, Baby
The best internet business opportunities are no farther away than the click of a mouse or the face of our smart phone! Computing is an extension of our lives. Ever see anyone that isn’t glued to their mobile phone? Leveraging current technology inserts internet marketers directly into the life of anyone with a computer monitor, tablet or mobile device.
Are you making use of the technology available to get your marketing message across? I can help! To help you understand, let’s take a little trip down memory lane.
Internet Business Opportunties and Ubiquitous Computing
In the spring of 1992 a senior in Computer Science was given an opportunity to write a paper on Ubiquitous Computing. At that point in time, personal computers were just coming into vogue – not everyone had one! Can you believe it? Mainframes and midrange computers dominated business.
The student’s research revealed that ubiquitous computing was a concept where computing is made to appear anytime and everywhere. Instead of being restricted to desktops, the idea of ubiquitous computing meant that you could use any device, in any location, and in any format.
Only a few articles existed on the subject. One was in IEEE Magazine. Another article in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). What information existed was a concept paper by Xerox Corporation and their vision of the future of computing – ubiquitous computing. The Xerox project was headed up by Mark Weiser, now considered to be the Father of Ubiquitous Computing.
“The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.”
~Mark Weiser, The Computer for the 21st Century
Scientific American, 1991
What I found and what I want you to picture in your mind was a world where a conference room boasted a wall-sized computer monitor. Users at the conference table worked on their tablets and pads. Others with mobile phones sat in. The common denominator? All were seeing the same thing on their screens. Meanwhile, outside a user communicated with them all using a wrist watch device. Is this picture familiar to you?
It was unheard of when I wrote the paper. Today it is reality. Not to date myself, but I remember Dick Tracy cartoons where he used a two-way wrist radio/TV.
Nowadays, ubiquitous computing goes by several monickers: UBICOMP, Pervasive Computing, Ambient Intelligence, and Everyware. But ubiquitous computing never fully materialized until the mobile device evolved into a viable computing and telecommunication device. Leverage that technology, baby!
Internet Business Opportunities – The World, Your Oyster
When I wrote that senior paper, landline telephones were the primary means of communication. Cellphones were simple communication devices, wireless telephones, with no graphics or photograph capability and internet access by cellphone was unheard of.
The advent of mobile computing not only created a revolution in opening up access to the world wide web, it also proved to be a major evolution in internet business opportunities! Less than 1% of the world population used the internet in 1995. By 2005 there were a billion internet users worldwide, two billion by 2010 and three billion in 2014. This very moment, as I write this, there are over 3.5 billion internet users around the world and the number of users grows by the second. And that’s still only 40% of the world’s population!
Suddenly software developers scrambled to change paradigms and began to focus on what we now call “responsive design” – regardless of the device, mobile device users demanded that apps work. Scalability and response to resizing was not only a hot fad, it was a requirement.
Why? Because these 3.5 billion users are projected to be spending over a half billion dollars by 2018 in affiliate marketing alone!. Over $2 Trillion was spent in internet retail sales in 2016! Mobile device users now make up almost 53% of the world’s internet users and 75% of the United States internet users. Four out of five will use their smart phone to shop and 70% of those will conduct some action.
What can we draw from the ubiquitous computing evolution? I think one answer is ubiquitous marketing. Can you imagine a user coming to your website without even thinking about it? Isn’t that what we strive for? To get web buyers to come to us because we’ve become second nature to them?
The internet is a silver platter and it is full of oysters. The question is: which oyster has your pearl?
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Internet Business Opportunities – Leverage That Technology
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