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2008: "InformationWeek's 5 disruptive technologies" very confusing!

Really, I just don't understand what this mad online journalism is doing to people. Let's take a look at this very quickly. It really doesn't make sense to me, maybe you can help me understand why it makes sense.

First of all, half of the disruptive technologies have already be disruptive for quite some time. Virtualization, VoiP etc. Outsourcing Data Center is NOT a technology, it is a trend.

  1. Virtualization: quoting this from the page: "

    And there is a growing collection of pre-built "images" from both Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) (which calls them virtual hard disks) and VMware (which uses the term virtual appliances) that can make setting up a new server or desktop OS easier than ever before.

    Kusnetzky talks about new developments in virtualization that will allow a user to start a virtual machine in one location, suspend its operations, and then continue working from a different computer, exactly where things left off -- similar to how a laptop can wake up from sleep mode. "This means you can have a virtual desktop that is constantly running and accessible from anywhere in the world and yet be completely secure," he said."

Sorry but isn't it called web...duh! Why would I need to even know that I am working behind a virtual appliance and why o earth would I pause my operation, fly down to China and restart it back from there. Haven't we heard of "time sharing"? I'll pass on that work to someone else and there that work can be resumed. Note resumed while I did my job here. Phased workplaces, time-shared entities and logical forwadism, that is what it is, not just pausing an operation! We are moving towards a continuity model. I was chatting with a couple of Aberdeen Research guys and we agreed that it is the "continuity and shared model"that we have to look at, pause has always worked. We never needed a virtual appliance for it.

It is not totally incorrect, that vision, but it does seem to suggest some practices that are not really where enterprises are waiting for. not in that manner.

2. Apple in the enteprise: Not a technology, but a trend
3. VoiP: Not anymore disruptor, more of an emerging trend
4. Outsourcing Data Center: So totally not a technology
5. "Presence" : also a trend, apps indeed disruptive.

Here they are.


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