Commoditisation of IT and what the future holds
Simon Wardley - Fotango
Back in 1997, Spic girls, I was good looking, Labour were new and exciting.
I was working in the financial sector.
yesterdays hotstuff -> Today's boredom
Photo of prime minister + Turkey
1890's - Electricity was hot stuff
1930 - National Grid
Rare thing -> Ubiquitous Distributed
Cost of doing business
Early 90's Web devs were hot stuff earning oodles of cash
New thing -> leading edge -> standard products -> utility service
Constant move to commoditisation
Web 2.0 implies old hat web 1.0
companies want new exciting stuff
Editor: Here starts the commercial
operating environments - there's no advantage in having your building your infrastructure every time.
Yak shaving - It doesn't make sense to do these repetive tasks
Pay for what you use
Back to electricity, balance supply and demand.
In summary commoditisation is a growing trend. There are several different environments. If you want to build a web-app without headaches of configurations and you want to pay for what you need, and cheap as chips. Come and talk to use
Our Yaks come pre-shaved.
Editor: Here endeth the commercial