July 3, 2006
Smart Client Software Factory
"They present information coming from multiple and diverse sources through an integrated user interface, so the data looks as if it came from one back- end system."
I believe that this is the direction that enterprise-class applications are going to be heading. Business users demand much more out of a user-interface than the web can adequately and cost-effectively deliver. In addition, our information sources are dirty, bigger, and more wide-spread than ever before with the trend to only go more so in that direction.