The Future of Technological Change

Daniel Burrus

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The use of virtualization and cloud computing is growing quickly among companies of all sizes. Currently, 30 percent of servers are virtualized, and surveys show that by 2012, that number will grow to 50 percent. Virtualization and cloud computing go hand-in-hand, and virtualizing servers is just the tip of the iceberg. The trend to virtualize everything from servers to processing power to software offerings actually started years ago in the personal sector. In the recent past, it was common for individuals within major organizations to use virtualized services or cloud computing when at home, but at work they weren't using those services at all. Why? Because corporate IT didn't trust the lack of security of the cloud and they weren't sure it was a hard trend - something that was definitely here to stay. Today, we know better. In order to fully understand how virtu... (more)

Social Networks That Boost Your Business

Most people are familiar with the term "Web 2.0," which refers to a second generation of web development and design that focuses on fostering social networking via the web. Innovative companies are beginning to embrace Web 2.0 as a way to enhance communication, information sharing, and collaboration, thereby allowing them to work smarter rather than harder. The business use of Web 2.0 represents a new trend called "Business 2.0." Aside from being the name of a defunct magazine, Business 2.0 is about using the new web-based social networking applications (many of which were origi... (more)

Today’s Technology Is Getting Smarter

Most people agree that our technology is getting smarter, but most don't realize just how smart. Sure, they know their smartphones have GPS capability and their smart appliances are capable of improving efficiency, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. In reality, smart technology is around us every day. From surveillance cameras to clothing, today's smart technology is watching us, helping us, and getting smarter because of us. Smart Video As an example, let's look at in-store surveillance cameras. In the past, the video quality of those cameras was poor. Most of us can remembe... (more)