I know it would me; my laptop has become an extension of my writing arm. So losing the machine would cause havoc. Interestingly, I can’t say the same thing for my mobile phone.
Yet, with the development of mobile technology, particularly smartphones and tablets, doing business on the go has become what experts call the 4th IT revolution. The other revolutions are mainframes, PCs and the internet.
This idea of a 4th revolution was suggested because experts have realised that China is now roughly on a par with the USA and the rest of the West; even if the road to cloud computing in that massive country has been bumpy.
Speaking with zdnet.com, one commentator said: “A research report shows that…cloud computing [in] China will reach the scale of over 60 billion Yuan in the market and by the end of the [nation’s] ’12th Five-year Plan’ this industrial chain will come to the aggregate of 1 trillion Yuan.
“This broad market landscape and development space will usher in opportunities for many competitive partners, and also prompt the development of modern information services in China.”
The comments came after a survey was carried out by the well known accountancy and business consultancy firm KPMG. The latter found three areas that the Chinese Government is focusing on. The first is shared services and outsourcing; the second is mobile payments and the third is cloud computing.
China, I think, is one to watch.