More and more “analysts” are starting to acknowledge what anecdotally we are experiencing on a day-to-day basis i.e. cloud computing is creating new business models. How are we seeing this?
Usage of websites, apps, software online, social networks etc…have now brought the technology into the mainstream.
There are not too many people I meet these days who aren’t sharing content, participating in communities or accessing services/ infrastructure or platforms from the cloud in some way.
We have infrastructure such as faster Internet and lighter and more portable computing devices (Netbooks, Tablets, Smart Phones) which has enabled a virtual world of abundance…in essence, if you can think it, you’re probably able to find it on the Internet.
It’s become so integrated into our lives that we are now very much concerned about our online personal “brand” via social networks, our reputations, quality of the list of businesses/ people we’re connected with and even the look and feel of our online personal presence.
All this points to a society that will become much more attuned to engineering their virtual presence in a structured and standardised approach so that we can control the messages and image we’re putting out there. Corporate’s already do this, but image your mum or dad starting to think about how to better position their public communications strategy over dinner!
There are general themes happening in the Cloud e.g. Infrastructure, Platforms, Software, Social Networks, Apps, Blogs, Vlogs, Voice, Video, Widgets, Wiki’s etc…which are generally supporting innovation and change (or disruptive) approaches to traditional ways.
Historic limitations such as having enough time, people and money are now becoming lower barriers for aspiring entrepreneurs and founders of ideas as the cloud offers access to, or relatively easier access to most of what you need these days to fulfil your vision or passion using cloud technology.
All this abundance of virtual ways to do things is rapidly growing into opportunities for smaller businesses and even people to innovate and create new business models in solving problems or sharing information.
Venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, executives and commercialists within the Cloud sector, in my view, have never had a better time to find creative ways to partner with each other and work toward manifesting the many and varied exciting ways that cloud can produce business models.
Imagine a world where you no longer have to say…”geez, wouldn’t it be great…” and you could just put it out there and the cloud community will produce it for you!…well that time is present now…subscribe to this site, share it and comment below.
p.s. this link inspired the above.