BREAKING NEWS: Starting January 2011, I’ll be moving my blogging efforts over to IDC’s growing IDC Insights Community, which offers a much broader range of topics and voices, and a better collaboration environment for my colleagues and me to interact with you and our other friends and clients.
Let me say “thank you” for checking out IDC eXchange for the past 5 years. When we launched this site in 2005, IDC didn’t really “do” blogging, and this was a bit of an experiment. IDC eXchange has turned out to be a great platform for me to share some thought leadership, supported by IDC research, on the future of the IT industry.
No question, 2005-2010 was an absolutely awesome time to be writing about IT’s future. The good news is that 2011 looks to be every bit as exciting. As I noted in IDC’s Predictions for 2011, we see cloud – along with mobile devices and apps, wireless broadband, big data (and pervasive analytics) and social technologies – shifting from “sandbox technologies” to “the new mainstream platform” for the IT industry’s growth for the next two decades. I look forward to writing more – and interacting with you – about this industry transformation this year and beyond over on the IDC Insights Community (notably in the Cloud Computing discussions)!