How does a business become a category leader that fully leverages their online activity for market development and growth? I’ve previously described the process of using social media as an online lead generating tool, attracting prospective customers towards the corporate website.
In ExtremeTech (http://www.extremetech.com/computing/94428-will-100-megabit-internet-connections-destroy-the-web-as-we-know-it), Sebastian Anthony recently asked the question:
“What do you think will happen when every home is connected to the internet via 100 or 1,000Mbps Ethernet or fiber?”
He goes on to give an answer that is yes, under the assumption that the 100Mbps is symmetrical.
“At some point in the not-so-distant future, then, we’re all going to be connected to the web at LAN-like speeds — 100 megabits per second up and down — and this, just like the advent of the telephone, will change the world as we know it. … ”
“Instead of your entire life being represented by a handful of bytes in amongst Facebook’s faceless sea, symmetric connections will enable the web to becomemetropolitan. Your presence on the web will be your home. ”
“The end result would be a truly decentralized internet that closely mimics human settlement and society. There will still be nodes on the internet where more people congregate — the bars, clubs, and McDonalds of the real world — but for the most part, a symmetric web would let people hang out and connect with the people they care about, and ignore everyone else.”
This is my definition of real cloud computing – something way beyond the standard view which is not much more than a new marketing twist on the old time-sharing data centers.
The pace of IT and data is moving exponentially. With a rapidly growing networks across all industries, keeping track of all these connection points will give rise to a new business leader: The Chief Information Officer, or CIO.
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By Steven Shepard, Contributing Columnist
If you read my prior story on this topic, and appreciate my love of conversations with cab drivers, then you’ll understand this cryptic note:
hi Steve, how are u, its been long time,
this is cab driver Masud from Vancouver, I drop at the airport, we discus many issue, I hope u remember me.
Any way if u have any thing to shear on new thinks, please don’t hegited.
That message is why I travel, and why I work in this field.
My wife was shopping online this past week. While she was watching the rich-media cat walk feature on asos.com, which is now the norm for clothing retailer websites, it occurred to me how things have changed. Moreover, how our expectations have dramatically evolved.
On a regular basis I hear friends, colleagues and business partners complain about the perceived speed of their internet connection – web pages not loading fast enough, unable to reach a particular website, or a poor user experience on Skype. Consumers are demanding more – more broadband speed, better applications and abundant availability.