Mobile Devices

February 27, 2013

Project Ophelia: Dell Brings Cloud Computing to the Palm of Your Hand

Early this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Dell Cloud Client Computing disclosed Project Ophelia, a service that delivers cloud computing from anycapable display in a compact device that easily fits in the palm of your hand.

In a recent blog post on Dell’s corporate blog, Direct2Dell, IT expert Tarkan Maner talked about PocketCloud, a family of apps to come preloaded on Project Ophelia. It was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday.

“With over 4 million downloads to date, I believe Project Ophelia combined with PocketCloud will soon fill the pockets of millions more,” wrote Maner.

Maner’s piece highlights a recent Pew Research study which indicates that 61 percent of American adults own a laptop, and 58 percent own a desktop. This means the majority of Americans still love PCs for their functionality.

But today’s fast-paced world needs a pocket-sized solution.

The blogger wrote that with the power of PocketCloud loaded on Project Ophelia, users can access their desktops on a thumb-sized device. In short, it eliminates the need to carry multiple devices around for accessing personal and corporate content.

A single interface reportedly enables the user to transition from work to play, permitting consumer app favorites like Angry Birds, Netflix and Yelp to be used alongside secure corporate applications, software and more practical files.

Furthermore, it offers Bluetooth connectivity to eliminate the use of long and bulky cables or adapters. Project Ophelia syncs to a Bluetooth keyboard, mouse and headset while connected to a capable HD display, utilizing MHL connectivity for a productive computing environment.

For sensitive data, PocketCloud allows the user to engage a PC as a personal cloud storage solution, rather than entrust a third party. Also, with PocketCloud Web and Explore, users can securely share their files with collaborators and create a single access point to content across devices and online cloud storage sites.

In short, wrote Maner, “Paired with PocketCloud, Ophelia delivers the power of the public, private and personal cloud in a device as portable and affordable as a wristwatch.”

Edited by Braden Becker

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