The IT industry is famous for creating nebulous trends that consumers, even the most technical, are unable to digest. Cloud computing may be the pinnacle of this as the centerpiece catalyst to change the way IT is used. No one really wants to own IT infrastructure anymore, it’s always been a headache, serves no real competitive advantage and is becoming near impossible to fully understand and keep pace with.
Given Cloud’s buddy, that other nebulous term virtualization has come along, we really can take IT off premise and provide it in a utility fashion as was first envisaged at the start of this millennium. We only need to redefine what the purpose of the OS is — and who provides it, as well as how applications are built.
Once all those issues are solved, we can leverage the power of technology to aid our businesses and personal ventures to their max.
Rant, rave —