Harnessing the power of the latest advances in technology BabelFix can create systems that are run centrally and redistributed by being 'broadcast' over the internet. And this can allow two way traffic, with users all seeing a 'live' solution and being able to make instant changes that are seen by everyone.
So an office in East Grinstead can share data with the guys next door, the main office in Purley, the branch office in Aberdeen (or an account manager in his hotel room in Jakarta) in real time.
And such systems can be made very secure or open to the public - or both. They can utilise wireless networking, the internet, the WWW and various mixes of all the above.
Immense opportunities are now wide open and ready for exploitation, whether for internal corportate purposes or for sharing contemporary data with the world itself.
And users need not necessarily have high speed connections either. In many cases it is possible to periodically up or down load only changed data to a local 'freestanding' application, obviating the need for permanent connections.
Such technology can be extended to use small handheld PDAs with mobile phones too - and very soon the G3 phone technology should allow this to become even more flexible.