Predictions 4 & 5 are completely negated with 4 being completely irrelevant because I avoid prediction #1 at all cost.
My responsibility as an IT Support Providor is to advise my clients on Cost Effective Solutions that I am happy with. To do this I have to balance security and uptime against financial outlay and for the SME environment I will not advise any of my clients to put their data out on the internet. The 'cloud' is just another buzzword for shared storage and anything where my clients data and software is not under my control is unacceptable.
Prediction #2 has no relevance to myself or most other IT people I know. However private/hybrid clouds is plainly yet another unnecessary trend.
Predicion #3 IS one that concerns me a great deal. BYOD is bad - very bad and is something I think needs discouragement on most levels. Having been involved with several cases where corporate and private IP has been stolen I think this is an area where caution must be advised.
After writing this I am wondering why I read the article in the first place.
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