The virtual desktop,made possible by cloud computing and technology that allows the interaction between different networks almost seamlessly, is just the beginning of what could be possible. In the world of education, Americans seek the knowledge and skills needed for the new global economy. Technology that allows unprecedented access to almost any kind of education, experience and transaction is exciting.
Virtual Bridges, a company that’s been around just half a decade, is helping to move the virtual desktop world along. Recently the company was named on the top 100 vendor’s list of cutting-edge companies. Its clients include Panasonic and McDonald's and it has partnered with leading service providers like IBM, and Neusoft to innovate. Simply, a company’s best ideas need to be grounded in real technology to make them possible.
On the non-technological end, Virtual Bridges is also a social idea that’s certainly food for thought. Questions of education and how Americans are educated in preparation for future global competition is changing pursuit of the best education we can buy.The speed of computer innovation has accelerated the implementation of ideas about education. Ideas create bridges that connect people from all over the world seeking to get an education.
One provocative example is the trend of free online university courses taught by leading university professors who are promoting the idea of a best education for all from a single classroom across a world- wide mass audience instantly and equally. Computer virtualization has made it possible and sooner than we could have envisioned. Journalist Spencer Michels reports that “the classes are called MOOCS, or massive online courses, and they can be revolutionizing higher education.”
Technology’s physical bridges developed by companies like Virtual Bridges, are playing an intricate part in creating human bridges that make an indelible mark on culture. Virtual Bridges and companies like it will have lots on their plates in the near future. As Jim Curtin, President and CEO of VB speaks of the company’s future challenges: “Goliath is a daunting opponent, but I like our chances.”