While the focus on social computing is usually on software, there are also changes in the underlying hardware.
Moore’s Law originated with Intel, and Intel continues to push it into the future. In this talk from the O’Reilly Web 2.0 Conference, Paul Otellini, President and CEO of Intel, discusses two new technologies their future chips will enable. The first, enterprise collaboration, will bring the utility of social networking and Web 2.0 into large businesses. The second, personal internet, will proactively bring information to you rather than requiring you to seek it out.
Otellini then descibes some of the recent changes in the industry, including the iPhone and netbooks. The iPhone created demand for a whole range of smart phone products that will require powerful processors, while netbooks have the potential to grow into a whole new market. Both trends benefit Intel because they will leverage their advanced technology to provide more powerful, efficient chips for a lower cost than competitors.
Paul Otellini is president and CEO of Intel Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of microprocessors for personal and business computing. Since joining Intel in 1974, Otellini has managed several Intel businesses, including the company’s PC and server microprocessor division and the global sales and marketing organization. Under Otellini’s guidance, Intel aims to usher in a new era when portable wireless computing is available anytime, anywhere. The company also is focused on bringing the next billion people online with affordable computers tailored to their needs.