I came across this from Gartner which I thought was particularly relevant to many things that I have been thinking (and talking) about recently:
A Nexus of converging forces — social, mobile, cloud and information — is building upon and transforming user behavior while creating new business opportunities…Although these forces are innovative and disruptive on their own, together they are revolutionizing business and society, disrupting old business models and creating new leaders. As such, the Nexus of Forces is the basis of the technology platform of the future.
“In the Nexus of Forces, information is the context for delivering enhanced social and mobile experiences,” said Chris Howard, managing vice president at Gartner. “Mobile devices are a platform for effective social networking and new ways of work. Social links people to their work and each other in new and unexpected ways. Cloud enables delivery of information and functionality to users and systems. These forces of the Nexus are intertwined to create a user-driven ecosystem of modern computing.”
This is a convergence that is affecting all aspects of our daily life – and work life is not excluded from that. I couldn’t help but reflect on the fact that TOA Technologies – as a provider of cloud-based mobile technology that delivers information via integrated collaborative, social and context-aware applications to business users worldwide – is at the intersection of the Nexus of Forces. When you add another element – predictive analytics (which, for us, is a facet of Big Data…) – I’m confident we are in the middle of a seismic shift in the technology landscape that will dominate the world of computing for the foreseeable future.