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ALSO CALLED: Transparent Computing, Ubiquitous Computing
DEFINITION: Pervasive computing is the trend towards increasingly ubiquitous (another name for the movement is ubiquitous computing), connected computing devices in the environment, a trend being brought about by a convergence of advanced electronic - and particularly, wireless - technologies and the Internet. Pervasive computing devices are not personal computers as we tend to think of them, but very tiny - even  … 
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Leveraging RFID & Other Pervasive Technologies to Achieve Transaction Efficiency in Consumer Retailing
sponsored by Infosys Technologies Limited
WHITE PAPER: Providing customer satisfaction with retail operations allows organizations to gain the most revenue from their customers. Read this paper to learn how pervasive technology can be deployed to optimize operations and enable a superior customer experience.
Posted: 14 May 2007 | Published: 01 May 2006

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PERVASIVE COMPUTING DEFINITION (continued): …  invisible - devices, either mobile or embedded in almost any type of object imaginable, including cars, tools, appliances, clothing and various consumer goods - all communicating through increasingly interconnected networks. According to Dan Russell, director of the User Sciences and Experience Group at IBM's Almaden Research Center, by 2010 computing will have become so naturalized within the environment that people will not even realize that they are using computers. Russell and other researchers expect that in the future smart devices all around us will maintain current information about their … 
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