Capitalizing on the Cloud Revolution
Nicholas Carr, author of The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google (2008), views the cloud as the third biggest Information Technology revolution we have experienced in our lifetime.
As it follows the path from a private to public utility, the cloud is creating a foundation for future innovations. But why is this shift happening now, and who will benefit most from the untapped opportunities?
Carr’s most recent book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, is a 2011 Pulitzer Prize nominee and a New York Times bestseller. Nick is also the author of Does IT Matter? (2004), and his writing focuses on technology, culture and economics.
In the video series below, Carr discusses the emergence of the cloud as one of the major infrastructure changes of our time, and the continuing innovation revolution we can expect from this shift.
1 Innovation – Beyond the Infrastructure (3:30)
2 Democratization of Computing Power (1:55)
3 The Explosion of Apps (2:08)
4 The Convergence of Media & Entertainment and Software (3:08)
5 Big Data vs. Right Data (2:19)
6 IT – Asset to Service (18:46)