Monday, 15 June 2009

Perception Is Everything

It is my perception that Cloud computing is the next big thing in information technology, and another person's perception that it is limited, unsecure and unreliable.

Once we get a perception it can stick with us for a long time, sometimes years. We see something, form an opinion, and that's it our perception of an entire subject is cast in stone.

As change is a constant, we should always look to change our perceptions on all things, even if just to reaffirm them. I have watched Cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service evolve from the Application Service Provision of 10+ years ago.

10 years ago, I had a laptop but with a dial-up connection, there wasn't broadband just ISDN and email was the thing we all needed. 10 years ago, I thought ASP was a great idea, but I wouldn't have switched to it. Today, I come to you from the Cloud. I have a laptop and broadband and wireless and a mobile phone that's more powerful than my laptop 10 years ago. ASP has morphed into the Cloud, and I have morphed into a SaaS and Cloud user.

I've changed my perception, it was a great idea - but I wouldn't use it, and I still think it is a great idea and now I live by it.

Have you re-visited your perceptions lately?
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