Cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) remains hot topics in the ICT industry, and BuddeComm fully agrees with the view that they have a great future.
At the CeBIT conference and exhibition today, Paul Budde is presenting a range of mini seminars at the BuddeComm Theatre, including one on Cloud Computing and one on IoT.
However it will still be a fairly long time before it becomes as commonplace as its advocates predict. Leading IT researchers are talking about the size of this market in the hundreds of billions of dollars; but the issue is more about timing than size – it may take a decade to fully develop, rather than the few years that some would have us believe.
The development of cloud computing takes the form of a business transition, and company strategies and policies will need to be changed before its potential can be monetised by businesses. A key factor here is that organisations will have to lift ICT from the level of an infrastructure issue to that of a business opportunity. Cloud computing will need to be seen as a valuable business tool – one that will differentiate one company from the rest.
Key to these new developments however, is the need for high-speed broadband. The infrastructure that is now being built offers a range of features such as ubiquitousness, affordability, low latency, high speed and high capacity. It will link billions of devices, such as sensors, that will enable us to manage our environment, traffic, infrastructures, and our society as a whole, much more efficiently and effectively.
This ‘internet of things’, also referred to as M2M, is going to be a real game-changer. It will transform every single sector of society and the economy and it will be out of this environment that new businesses – and indeed new industries – will be born. Many ICT companies are increasing their presence in countries that either already have, or are in the process of developing, high-speed infrastructure.
Australiais a good example of this. Their NBN is an ideal test-bed for such developments. A great deal of attention is being given to cloud computing and the NBN can be viewed as one gigantic cloud.
Today and tomorrow Paul Buddewill present in the CeBIT BuddeComm Theatre at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. He is presenting six mini seminars during the duration of CeBIT. For more information see our website.
For those at CeBIT,. the program, free copies of the presentations and other information is also available on our mobile website m.budde.com.au .
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