Writes InfoWorld: “Rich Internet applications aim to smarten up browser-based interaction by making better use of client-side processing capacity. By leveraging tools such as Java applets and client-side databases to greater processing advantage, rich Internet applications improve functionality while reducing the number of calls to the server for information.”
What is needed is to embed real-time capabilities in the browser, so that a Web server can push out updates / notifications to the client. I think KnowNow has done this by running some software on the client browser which keeps the server connection on. Would be nice to do this for our digital dashboard.