Every 15 years or so a wave of technology hits a tipping point. We all know what they have been:
If you believe this pattern, some technology should have reached critical mass in 2010 and should be in the early stages of defining how we work.
According to CIO Magazine's State of the CIO survey, "technology as a service," a catch-all for cloud computing, was chosen more often by survey respondents than other trends such as social media, consumerization of IT, ubiquitous data and next-generation workforce.
Mobile technology underlies every one of the five forces that are influencing IT as outlined in the CIO magazine survey.
We agree with Gary Beach, publisher emeritus of CIO magazine, that the next 13 years of our enterprise work lives will be driven my mobile and not by technology as a service/cloud computing.
According to Mr. Beach, "The next-generation workforce—as well as the workforce you already have—wants access to data and applications from anywhere, wants to collaborate with colleagues and customers easily, and wants to use smartphones, tablets and laptops to do it."