Ray Ozzie may be leaving Microsoft but he has just posted a very interesting blog article about advances in technology. Key points from his blog are:
The past five years have been breathtaking. But the next five years will bring about yet another inflection point – a transformation that will once again yield unprecedented opportunities catalyzed by the huge & inevitable shift in apps & infrastructure that’s truly now just begun.
We’re moving toward a world of
- cloud-based continuous services that connect us all and do our bidding
- appliance-like connected devices enabling us to interact with those cloud-based services
Moving forward, these ‘connected devices’ will also frequently take the form of embedded devices of varying purpose including telemetry & contro – from the remotely diagnosed elevator, to the sensors on our highways and throughout our environment.
For each of us who can clearly envision the end-game, the opportunity is to recognize both the inevitability and value inherent in the big shift ahead, and to do what it takes to lead our customers into this new world.
In the short term, this means imagining the ‘killer apps & services’ and ‘killer devices’ that match up to a broad range of customer needs as they’ll evolve in this new era.
Whether in the realm of communications, productivity, entertainment or business, tomorrow’s experiences & solutions are likely to differ significantly even from today’s most successful apps. Tomorrow’s experiences will be inherently transmedia & trans-device. They’ll be centered on your own social & organizational networks.
For both individuals and businesses, new consumption & interaction models will change the game. It’s inevitable.
It’s the dawn of a new day – the sun having now arisen on a world of continuous services and connected devices.
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