Current press coverage may be focusing on exaflops and artificial intelligence, but the IT success story of the decade is still likely to be cloud computing as Cloud Business Continuity struggles to bring much progress.
Smart mobile has so far been largely a consumer-driven market. That has been good news for the business sector. It has reaped the benefits of the technological advances and better user experiences, with which vendors have sought to woo Jane and Joe Public.
Willie Sutton was the man who (according to a popular story) gave the definitive answer to the question “Why do you rob banks?” He said “Because that’s where the money is”.
The economic arguments for bring your own device (BYOD) working are multiple. The first one is that if employees fund their own terminals (smartphones, tablets, portables), their employer does not have to.
Sourcing and procurement in business is becoming less and less hands-off. Gone are the days when an enterprise could shut its eyes to labour conditions in a supplier’s company, as long as the products or services arrived on time and at the agreed cost yet behind the scenes what impacts the most is business reputations when the human element becomes non-existent.
Culture and language determine much of how we live, think and act. So does history. These factors could explain why the Netherlands has gained a reputation as a leading exporter of IT Cyber-Security.