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"Disconnected operation" no longer a requirement?

On the last two projects I've been on, the client has initially requested that we add functionality to support offline operation, caching data locally and syncing up later.  On both projects, the client ultimately decided to ditch the disconnected requirement and just buy Nextel cards for the remote users.

Wave of the future?
Monday, April 10, 2006
If you create an appointment on your mobile calendar, wouldn't it need to sync up again? It would seem lots collaboration apps would be the same.
son of parnas
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
"Wave of the future?"

Sure seem that way.  A few years ago my company (before I joined) was looking at disconnected functionality for PDA's.  Now it looks like we'll just go with full connected functionality.  WiFi is prevalent (and easy to setup if necessarily) and cellular data is very available (but expensive).
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Wednesday, April 12, 2006
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