Excerpt from an AlwaysOn interview: “I think the IT world will change dramatically over the next five years, much more of the utility computing type models. I don’t think they’ll all be outside, like IBM’s on-demand, but the whole concept of much easier to manage for an IT department, some of the blade servers, the clustering, the utilization. That will cause significant changes in the next five years.”
What will be interesting is to apply the same utility computing concepts to small businesses in emerging markets – they have little legacy to worry about. The challenge is how to reach out to them and give them the benefits of technology without burdening them with its management.