Stoneware, Inc. has been gaining momentum on its flagship product, webOS (due to ship April 2008) and as a result has been getting some pretty healthy media attention.
Well, their latest release (5.3) is going to directly incorporate Google Apps in its Virtual Web Desktop, which is slated to incorporate “Windows, web and hosted applications in a single, ubiquitous web desktop interface.”
The tight integration of Google applications will definitely make Stoneware an interesting player in the space, and perhaps make them even more attractive as an acquisition property for one of the competing giants.
Check these guys out. I especially like the screenshot (above) that shows Excel running remotely through a web page. So much potential here.
And – for those of you about to rally back with “Citrix already does this!” – think again. Yes, they both do presentation virtualization, but consider what having it all web-based does for you, and how most of your organizations computers probably already have all the software they’d ever need to run it.
It’s not a revolutionary prediction, but expect a web-based desktop in your organization soon.