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GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV) And The Disappearing Computer

|Includes: GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (INLX)

Long ago, the term "computer" simply represented a human being who did calculations for an insurance company or other large public or private organization. Later it meant a machine the size of a large room that was able to spit out all of the numbers that used to be calculated by people. Then it meant a smaller machine that did a lot more, and eventually machines we could sit on our desktops and laps.

Today the term computer is losing its meaning, since computer power is becoming disseminated, embedded in all types of devices in every aspect of modern industrial life. As such, the demand for what was once the domain of the computer is increasingly being directed toward a mobile environment, where work is being done on the road instead of in the office. It's a shift that is driving a revolution, as the computer slowly disappears, being replaced by on-demand cloud enabled access from anywhere at any time.

Intellinetics, a subsidiary of GlobalWise, represents a unique step in this direction through the offering of their Intellivue Document Management Platform for Enterprise Content Management. Organizations are anxiously trying to regain control over increasing workflows in order to avoid serious redundancy, security, and compliance issues, and yet the majority of their documents often lie trapped as unstructured data.

Through key partnerships with business software and hardware resellers, Intellivue document capturing and indexing capabilities become a seamless part of normal business processes, allowing organizations of all types to quickly and effortlessly capture previously unstructured paper documents, providing a rich new world of process-ready information. But the best part is that all of this is available in a cloud configuration, allowing authorized data access on a 24/7 basis from virtually anywhere in the world. Ironically, as the computer slowly disappears into the cloud, companies like GlobalWise and Intellinetics are ensuring that all of the power it has come to represent continues to grow.

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