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Is Google Glass a Gimmick or an IT Revolution?

Thor Olavsrud | May 27, 2013
Is Google Glass the next revolution in post-PC computing? Perhaps and perhaps not, but the use cases for hands-free wearable computing—whether Glass or something else—are mounting.

"I was sitting in the front row at the session," Schloendorn says. "From my Glass, I was able to get the text message, scroll through the list of devices, find that device and wipe it remotely. I never had to open my smart phone or my laptop and I didn't disrupt the session."

"Google Glass is a great example of how IT can adopt innovative technology to enhance the management and enablement of the mobile workplace," Schloendorn adds. "The ability to literally see your mobile environment right before your eyes and know that users, devices, applications and corporate documents are safe is a wonderful feeling. The freedom to take action on the go and help someone at any time, all by looking through Google Glass, is an amazing experience. It's just plain cool."

Wear Your Tech With Pride
The jury remains out on Google Glass, but it's likely that some form of wearable computing will become common over the next several years.

"It's ultimately all about the applications and the use," Szafranski says. "For people and for businesses, I think we call count on that in this post-PC era they'll be used and proliferate."

 

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