The way we deliver enterprise solutions changes every decade or so. Sometimes the changes are small; sometimes they’re earthshaking. We’re in the middle of one of those seismic shifts, with tectonic plates moving from on-premises to the cloud, from desktop to mobile, from physical to programmable.
To me, this upheaval resembles a crucial period in the Earth's prehistory. Stephen Jay Gould’s book "Wonderful Life" charted the pre-Cambrian explosion of life, a flourishing of early animals that suddenly died to give us the evolutionary roots of today’s world.
The surviving elements of that technology explosion have helped lay the groundwork for a new generation of enterprise computing.
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