Just as the mobile revolution and the consumerization of IT has turned enterprise technology from a leader into a follower on the device side of the equation, big data and cloud computing doing the same on the back end.
On the one hand, losing technological pre-eminence to a buch of upstart Web pipsqueaks has gotta hurt. On the other hand, it might be nice to let someone else get sliced up by the bleeding edge for a while, leaving enterprise IT to become a "fast follower" and learn from someone else's mistakes for a change.
Source: Network World
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