First up is reading about Jim Cramer’s face plant in predicting Intel’s Nehalem CPU was going to drive all the data centers out of business. I in turn predicted Cramer didn’t have a clue what he was talking about. The results are in, data center stocks boomed after his pronouncement. Vern:1, Cramer: zip.
Second up is a 2010 IT outlook. Numbers 3 and 4 on the list are:
3. Server virtualization will continue apace while desktop virtualization will explode. The issues of management and security will become more obvious in 2010, but enterprises will forge ahead all the same.
4. Like virtualization, and to a great extent because of it, the realities of cloud computing will be discovered over the course of 2010, and like virtualization, large scale enterprise adoption will occur despite the risks and the gotchas.
Are you going to ride the wave or is the wave going to ride you?