Work Beyond the Network
working whether or not you're plugged into the network. Smart
Client software, based on Microsoft® .NET-connected technology,
combines the reach of the Internet with the power of local
For the business
world, one of the most exciting promises of the information age
is the opportunity to provide employees with access to
information and the tools to act on that information whenever
and wherever they need to. To a certain extent, that promise has
already been achieved. Today, most businesspeople work on PCs
that provide access to information, applications, and resources
far beyond the boundaries of their local machine.
There are limits,
however. Today's Internet model for information and application
distribution assumes access to a network connection, but
ubiquitous Web connectivity still lies in the future. And some
computing tasks require robust functionality that can only be
provided efficiently by "rich" client applications that reside
on the local computer.
A challenge arises
when your organization requires both the flexibility and
immediacy that comes with online access to data and
applications, and the full functionality of traditional client
Don't throw out your
existing systems. Microsoft .NET-connected software makes it
easier for you to share or integrate information using the
technology you own now.
Deliver access to the
data, applications, and services your employees, customers, and
business partners need via a Web browser and see them work more
efficiently with you.
From recruitment to
retirement, manage your most valuable assets—your people—more