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killer app

A software application that is exceptionally useful or exciting. Killer apps are innovative and often represent the first of a new breed, and they are extremely successful. For example, in the late 1970s, the VisiCalc spreadsheet was the killer app for the Apple II, providing reason enough to purchase the hardware. VisiCalc was followed by Lotus 1-2-3 and Excel for the IBM PC. In the early 1990s, the Mosaic Web browser was the killer app for the Internet. It was quickly followed by Netscape and others. Contrast with filler app and app killer.
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We think the killer applications are commercial transactions over an Internet kind of model and network connectivity.
John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, noted in a speech at the Consumer Electronics Show, according to published reports, that the killer application will be video, which will create an explosion in terms of the need for network capacity.
The killer application on mobile remains voice and beyond voice, there will not be a lot of room for growth apart from the current niche market for mobile data in business.
This confirms our belief that SOA should be used as BPM's enabling architecture, while BPM remains SOA's killer application.
TV has been described as the "75-year-old killer application.
More importantly, the electronics industry is no longer stimulated by the seemingly random emergence of a killer application, but rather by a more dynamic trend in new products introduction in all application areas.
Voice will remain the killer application for mobile with some data services included as support services and niche market services.
What if messaging became the killer application for mobile business usage, instead of email; here is a look at the current market trends and available solutions.
BPM is SOA's killer application, while SOA is BPM's enabling infrastructure.
IPTV is expected to be the real killer application in the telcos' broadband services portfolio that will increase ARPU and preserve user stickiness.