Where Will IT Be in 5 Years?
With Computerworld celebrating its 45th birthday this year, I got to thinking: What will the state of IT be in five years?
One of the things I've noticed about IT predictions, especially as long as five years out, is that they tend to be two-dimensional, featuring forecasts in which the big trend of the day takes over and completely changes IT, often in earth-shattering ways. But the future is rarely so clear-cut. Trends often interact and move things in unexpected directions.
A key force shaping IT today has roots in the early aughts, when corporations realized that it is ...