It is incredible when you look back over the years and see just how far computers and the industries have really come. I mean it was only 10 years ago when communicating over the internet was mainly forums and email.
The main way of grabbing information from the web was through portals instead of pure searching (lycos, altavista). Of course we are also going back to the days of the launch of Windows XP. Jump back to today and we are using the internet as a main communications platform. A lot of us are constantly checking our Facebook profiles to see who has sent us a message and what everyone we know is doing. We are using twitter to grab snippets of the latest news and post small talk to the masses. Google has probably been the biggest evolution with pulling us away from the portals and making searching an easy approach to finding anything on the Internet. Most importantly we are moving all these new technologies into a mobile world. We are no longer cooped up behind desks with our eyes glued to screens. Our mobile phones are telling us how many tweets we have, how much unread junk mail we have. Whether John has finished his bike ride and that his birthday is a week away. You see on Facebook that John’s favourite artist is Rob Zombie and then you buy him the latest album from Amazon for his birthday. All this possible from one device, where ever you are all because of the evolutions of computers. We are in a true mobile internet world with all our friends, colleagues, businesses and services all available at our finger tips.
You are probably thinking, where this technological world is going to head next. Well this is what I am posting about as it is definitely coming and to a certain degree it is already here setting its roots in. It is called cloud computing. (more…)