October marks the 4th quarter of ’09 and that’s not too far away from now. This year more than others we’ve seen a good amount of tech yelled quite loudly in our direction, "THIS IS THE WAY IT’S GONNA BE!" Well.. not really.
Here’s a few examples.
This is a concept of computing that has been around for a very long time. Where it happened originally was in enterprise environments several years before what we know now as the internet existed.
The idea is sound with cloud computing. What isn’t sound is nobody knows how to deploy it in a cost effective way that actually works. That’s always been the problem and always will be.
Oddly enough, where the cloud works best is with home internet users. But in enterprise.. not so much.
This technology has not exactly caught on like gangbusters. But there were those who said it would earlier this year. It hasn’t.
E-Book tech at present is not mature enough for everybody to have an e-book reader as they would an iPod and/or cell phone, that much is clear.
Also the fact that you need a subscription and batteries just to read something doesn’t exactly fly over well with people.
"Green" I.T. Department
One of the huge buzzwords of ’09 has been green. Green, green and more green. However you simply cannot walk into a production IT environment and say, "Guess what, everybody? We’re ditching the mainframe to save a few kilowatt hours!"
Anybody who would say that would be shown the door in short order.
The idea of a "green" IT environment has about the same chance of working as, say, a paperless environment.
Those who work in IT will get that joke.
We heard earlier in the year that providers like Hulu were going to change television forever. They didn’t. Nobody threw out their television sets. Nobody cancelled their cable or satellite subscriptions.
Like e-books, this technology cannot be shoved down people’s throats. It has to mature for a few years before people are willing to drop the cable company. And that time certainly isn’t now.
What tech do you think is "immature"?
Feel free to weigh in your opinion by posting a comment or two.
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