"We use more technology at home than we do at work," Blessing says. "Mobile smart phones and touch pads are surpassing other personal or office computing hardware sales," plus "the consumerization of the technology" is changing our attitudes about how we use technology and our expectations of how it should work; and high-speed internet allows for ubiquitous computing"”anyplace, anytime"”and fosters the attitude that technology should be a utility or service. "We turn on a switch and the light is there."
This is the real catalyst for the global enterprise: the high performance, anytime anywhere model that can support high-performance big-data analytics and also high-performance shop floor control"”now from the cloud.
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