Dion Hinchcliffe, a contributor to ZDNet, and currently an Executive Vice President of Strategy at Dachis Group, has written an excellent summary of the impact of the current “Big Five” technical trends: Mobile, Social, Cloud, Consumerization and Big Data.
His key observation:
“there’s a rapidly expanding gap between what the technology world is executing on and what the enterprise can deliver. Many now think this gap may actually become untenable, and they may be right.”
The article is a great summary of the technical trends, with very relevant adoption insights.
“The “Big Five” IT Trends of the next Half Decade: Mobile, Social, Cloud, Consumerization, and Big Data | ZDNet.” Technology News, Analysis, Comments and Product Reviews for IT Professionals | ZDNet. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. <http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hinchcliffe/the-big-five-it-trends-of-the-next-half-decade-mobile-social-cloud-consumerization-and-big-data/1811>.