Louis V. Gerstner described pervasive computing as "a billion people interacting with a million e-businesses with a trillion intelligent devices, all interconnected…". Now we live in a world where there are lots of messaging media, such as cell phones, voice mail, e-mail and fax. Pervasive messaging is all about linking these remote devices to back-end systems. Now for IBM, pervasive messaging is about the middleware software that makes it easy to connect remote devices. So what would this middleware in this context do? - It just means that you don't need to worry about getting the data from device to enterprise( and back the other way) - that bit is done for you.
If you have started thinking, what product suites the pervasive messaging, its micro broker. Its shipped as bundles along with product Lotus Expeditor. Developer works has lots of resources for you to get started : http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/products/expeditor/
Looking at standards, we have MQTT ( MQ Telemetry Transport). You can read more about it in htpp://www.mqtt.org . In short its a light weight publish/subscribe messaging protocol over TCP/IP ... We'll talk more about this in our future blogs also.
In micro broker version 2.1.x, support for JMS Point to Point, Transmission Control, etc are announced.[Read More]