Nomadic Computing

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What Does Nomadic Computing Mean?

Nomadic computing is the use of mobile computing technology to connect to the global Internet or use specific data resources from a stored location while moving around from one place to another.

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The phenomenon of nomadic computing relies on a number of key innovations that have allowed people around the world to access shared resources from nearly anywhere. These include the emergence of the global Internet as well as advances in storage media, server design, and encryption and security protocols for remote access.

Nomadic computing is also known as mobile computing.

Techopedia Explains Nomadic Computing

The idea of nomadic computing spans many different kinds of uses. Many users, often called technomads, practice nomadic computing thanks to the increasing number of high-powered mobile devices. But nomadic computing may be a much older phenomenon than many people believe. In fact, there is some evidence of hobbyist forms of nomadic computing that pre-date the advances that have made this approach so common, and that retro-nomadding involved many interesting innovations in its time.

For many users today, much of everything that happens online or across digital networks happens remotely, rather than in any centralized location.

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