Okay, I understand the reasoning behind it. The blogs you’re supposed to write to catch the eye of your potential reader should be list based. FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BATMAN. TEN SURPRISING TRENDS IN DESIGNER SOCKS. EIGHT REASONS TO EAT POTATO SKINS. THE TOP FIVE REASONS TO DRINK A GALLON OF WATER EVERYDAY. These lists are everywhere, and since I focus on technology, I invariably end up reading a ton of posts. I’ve been struck by the number of lists coming out about the cloud.
Why is everyone hyped up about the different trends in cloud computing? The answer’s simple. Cloud computing is the current future of technology in much the same way that hosting was once the current future and networking was one the current future and ecommerce was once the current future. We’re in the midst of the process of cloud computing becoming a mature industry and a mature technology, and in the midst means it’s in flux. In flux means speculation, and speculation means “Four Trends You Can Expect in 2015.”
If we add up all of the unique trends we’re supposed to see, there will be hundreds of them, so I prefer to think of the cloud in much the same way as I think of all technology. We call departments that handle it IT, Information Technology. Cloud computing is all about information management, disbursement, storage, and dissemination. It’s the logical next step in the information age. If I had to bet on the future of cloud computing, I’d focus on the information. How do the so-called trends indicate what cloud computing will do to help its stakeholders store, access, and utilize information. Any other approach might make a good title for an article, but it misses the point entirely.