The Next Big Thing
Posts about next generation technologies and their effect on business.

And now a thought about where to start

start.jpgI was thinking a bit more about yesterday’s post about the importance of stopping.

 

I put a post in a LinkedIn group called “Future Role of IT” that seemed to resonate with that audience so I thought I’d place a version here as well:

 

An interesting thing is that people who are 30 years old have never known a world without a graphic user interface. In 10 years, all those folks will be 40 and in control of IT. There will then be people close to 30 years old who never knew a world without a smartphone - the digital natives.

 

The people growing up today have many computing devices around them all the time. The Internet of Things that businesses are trying to take advantage of are just things to them. This is the market we need to prepare organizations for - today. We have to question not only our own assumptions, but theirs as well.

 
It makes me wonder: Is there a Future Role that doesn't include IT and is it just folks in IT who don't see it that way.

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  • Steve Simske is an HP Fellow and Director in the Printing and Content Delivery Lab in Hewlett-Packard Labs, and is the Director and Chief Technologist for the HP Labs Security Printing and Imaging program.
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