Wednesday, January 20, 2016

All things are coming together

Technology is evolving for sure.

After the everything in the "Cloud" phase, which is now becoming the norm, what is next?

Based on what we are seeing so far today, the future will be very exciting. So far, we are just seeing the tip of the high-tech iceberg. Major advances in sensor technology, miniaturization, low cost cloud services, crowd funding, and open source software and information have changed the technology landscape. All of this is now coming together and will impact and shape the future.

Just to mention a few trends. Electric cars, self-driving cars, drones of all shapes and sizes, everything subscription based and pay as you go, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, internet of things, virtual reality, reusable rockets, private space exploration, mobile everything, i-almost-everything, and gizmos galore.

Following the trends above and how they evolve will keep us busy but also enrich us both through the information generated and hopefully by the results generated along the journey.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Freedom to make great things happen

Internet has evolved into this amazing mind boggling organism that most people today cannot imagine life without. Many businesses would not even exist without the Internet backbone.

Nobody can ever imagine where it is heading in two years, even less in five years.

It also means that if your life and business are intertwined with the World Wide Web, every year will be an exciting ride like riding a toboggan down a snowy hill into a dark cave. You know for sure you will hit something but not what. With the new tools available almost anyone can create a website and run a business. 

The costs are also on a totally different level than the traditional way of doing business with software. For the cost of a few consulting hours from an IT consulting firm or software vendor, it is possible to run an entire online business for a year. Your laptop is your store and your smart phone a branch office.

Internet has been described as this domain reserved for the younger generation, but with all the tools and services out there, the Internet will be a bonanza for any age willing and interested in taking advantage of cyberspace. 

It is only to figure out what to do or have the right idea and using the Internet tool kit will enable almost anyone to pursue their passions, dreams, and ideas.