End of May. Mary Meeker (and Liang Wu) recently shared their latest report on Internet trends. An invaluable document with lots of data on where the Internet is going.
I believe that some of these trends are not only shaping the Internet but they are fundamentally redefining IT. CIOs & CTOs can’t afford to keep themselves detached from the business any longer. “Keeping the lights on” and ensuring that their data is secure is no longer enough. If they don’t adapt they can be contributors to the erosion of very solid businesses. IT is now in a position to provide business solutions and answers to decision makers.
As the Borg say “Resistance is futile” (for Star Trek fans). Social, Mobile, Big Data & Cloud are not just trends that we are starting to see. They are key pillars for the future of IT. Today, we see companies that are evolving in this way are seeing solid results. The world is changing fast (see great comparisons on the report above) and missing on this journey can fundamentally cripple companies in their ability to adapt.
I will develop further my views on these pillars in future posts (I just can’t promise when… )
One more thing….
Beware of long term roadmaps (3+years) for anything that is related to IT. Understand the vision and see how adaptive it can be.
Recently I got the new Nexus S, a nice upgrade from the Nexus 1. Sure, I’ll miss the trackball but my main concern was: How do I transfer the hours of dedication to Angry birds and Angry birds Seasons? I have almost 3 stars in every level and I was considering not upgrading because of this.
Some people told me I needed to root the phone and copy /data/data/com.rovio.angrybirdsseasons/files/ between devices.
That probably works but I didn´t want to spend that much time on this and I wanted to find an easier way to transfer the progress on Angry Birds.
I investigated and found a great solution (easy for the non techies).
Install an app called Angry birds backup (from YONGSIN for the normal one and the Angry birds Seasons from Nadav Fima – they are free but you can donate on YONGSIN site)
Open the app and press the backup button
Go to the SD card and you’ll see a folder called angry birds backup. Copy it to your computer (or directly to the SD card on the other phone)
Install angry birds and angry birds backup in the new phone
copy the Angry birds backup folder from your computer to your new phone
Important: complete the first level of angry birds before you press the button restore on your angry birds backup app otherwise the tool will tell you that you don’t have Angry birds installed.
Et Voila.. I got my results back and I’m now a happy Nexus S user.
Hope it helps all the people that need to move to a new device and want to keep their Angry Birds progress
A few months have passed since I last posted in my blog and I apologize for that.
I’ll come back to this topic later but take this as an introductory post on Cloud Computing.
Cloud Computing is a concept that 10 years ago seemed a dream because of very slow internet connections, today is a very solid reality. It is amazing to see productivity gains, amazing collaboration potential etc. With cloud computing and SaaS (Software as a Service) you can take full advantage of a service without having to maintain all the technology behind it. It’s like going to a pub, enjoying a draft beer without having to worry about goes on in the background.
Below, in a glance, the potential that Google Apps can bring to your business…
Did you know that the name “Cloud Computing” is based in the cloud symbol that is used to represent the Internet in flow charts and diagrams