I sometimes get inspiration while roaming through stores looking at products. For me it is almost like walking through a park as shapes and colors and items tend to spur on thoughts. The other day while shopping I passed a Hannah Montana lunch box display in the store and it reminded me that I always love to embrace new things, new trends and new ideas, as new ideas are the life blood of the world. Why Hannah Montana reminded me of this I am not sure but I think it had to do something with being a different age and then thinking “what would it be like to be that age again? No I didn’t buy the Hannah Montana lunch box, in case you are asking. Lol. Still it tends to remind me though that through trends, fads, and movements there are times when you look back over history, be it your own or others and say “what was I thinking?”
Since I am a gen xer, parachute pants, big hair and other 80’s accouterments come to mind. Maybe the discussion of fashion is perhaps a good segue way into the subject of today’s blog which is something I have been thinking about a lot: cloud computing. Cloud computing has stirred up its share of controversy and bandwagon hopping and does seem to remind me of telling my mom “oh come on please, everyone else is doing it.” Which of course moms use the classic line “If everyone else jumped off a cliff would you?” I am sorry to say in technology the answer would probably be a resounding yes. With the advent of cloud computing it is more apparent then ever we are not technological super eggheads building the utopian future of the world but a bunch of 10 year old girls swept up in a Hannah Montana frenzy.
Now to elaborate a bit here is Frank Gillett, Forester VP and Principal Analyst.
Of course you gotta give it to Ellison for poking some holes in the myth. Still though all of us in the end seem to acquiesce and even Ellison himself rolled out a cloud strategy for Oracle. In some ways as much as we pride ourselves in our field for being computer scientists and propellarheads in many ways we are ten year old fashion driven girls. And on that note I am going to be watching some Hannah Montana and deploy Helix Innovative’s cloud strategy. Oh the humanity!