Applying Blue Spruce ApplicationsThere is the client and the server, now it is time to figure out what can be done with them. Well, IBM has stated that it intends on focusing its developments to finance and health industries with utilities mixed in as well. This will all result in practical and useful real-world applications that focus on enabling collaboration.
A real-life application for Blue Spruce
In the image above, let's say that those two humans are doctors and one of them is looking for a consult. They are trying to determine what is wrong with a patient. The doctors can easily annotate the picture with Madden-esque style markings to point out problem areas, communicate efficiently through video and audio, and add or remove other content. All these changes can take place in real-time. It all looks like stuff we've been seeing from Star Trek, but haven't yet managed to produce quite yet. However, we are slowly getting there. And there are, of course, other practical uses that can be implemented with this technology. It is simply up to the imagination of application designers and developers as to how far these technologies can be stretched. Technical barriers are quickly disappearing as broadband speeds and access increases throughout the world. ReadWriteWeb's Richard MacManus was the first to get an exclusive look at Blue Spruce. Check out RWW's coverage for all the details about IBM and Blue Spruce. As more information becomes available, we will keep everyone posted.