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Update On The Megatrend of Mobility

Bob Gourley

mobility-computinghttps://i1.wp.com/ctovision.com/wp-content/uploads/mobility-computing.jp... 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-recalc-dims="1" />There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud ComputingArtificial IntelligenceMobilityBig DataRoboticsInternet of ThingsCyberSecurity.

In this post we dive deeper into the trend of Mobility.

This is the greatest leap in humanity's ability to stay connected since the advent of spoken word. The only thing that would be better than this always on continuously connected super computer in our pocket would be ESP. This trend is causing irreversible change to all cultures.

A snapshot of the trend right now indicates:

  • The trend is providing all humanity with a mobile, connected supercomputer
  • With 100's of sensors and millions of applications which can fuel and support use cases we have yet to begin to imagine
  • User location and its history becomes the ultimate biometric
  • Enterprises must serve mobile users and mobile employees, and watch for mobile threats

Open questions decision-makers should track include:

  • Will the eyes and ears be the most used senses for mobile devices?
  • How will dictatorships react?
  • What is the impact on privacy?
  • What use cases will dominate?
  • How will enterprises shift?

Books we appreciated for context around Mobility include:

For deeper considerations of the impact of Mobility on enterprise IT it is important to track all seven MegaTrends and consider them together. Dive deeper into all the trends and examine their impact on your organization via a CTOvision Pro membership, available for enterprises and individuals.

It is also important to track the reality of the enterprise and consumer tech providers in the mobility space. To help bring focus to that topic we capture our list of the top technology in mobile computing companies.

You can launch your examination of the MegaTrends through the categories menu at CTOvision, or directly via these links:  Cloud ComputingArtificial IntelligenceMobilityBig DataRoboticsInternet of ThingsCyberSecurity.


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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of CTOvision.com