My new favorite book “Re-Imagine” by Tom Peters if full of paragraphs titled “Sane People, Insane Statements. The are statements from sane people that cause you to pause and say “holly crap, what if…”. For example Greg Blonder, venture capitalist and former chief technical advisor for corporate strategy at AT&T said, “In 25 years, you’ll probably be able to get the sum total of all human knowledge on a personal device.” Crazy? A little. Unimaginable? Apparently not.
Today, the semi-sane Vlad writes “The only bright news for the VAR industry is that there is plenty of work out there painting and putting up drywall in all the forclosure properties.”
Is he wrong as he summarizes his predictions of the impact of cloud computing?
Why don’t you form a quick opinion.
Image a world where computers have no need for local data storage.
Imaging a world where the small/medium business owners have spent their entire academic life using computing with data in the cloud such as they do at most universities and entertainment applications (like ITunes) don’t care where their data is located as long as they can access it anytime from anywhere with the application and devices of their choice.
Imagine how they won’t need someone installing and maintaining hardware and software for them. Now, imagine this allows them to run their businesses more efficiently and affordably. Say it can’t happen! Say it won’t happen! Or, stop kidding yourself and open your eyes. It is happening and faster that you know. Now, imagine your role if your current revenue is going to be eliminated by that transformation.
So, can you re-imagine where you will be in 5 years. You better dare to start dreaming now…