Having just read this post by EMC's Chuck Hollis about Private Clouds, where he says "I'm sort of describing the "golden age of mainframes" -- roughly the 1970s and 1980s. I was there" I'm wondering which world I'm from?
I'm from the "Windows world of New Technology" – that being Window NT and Active Directory. A world of blue screens of death, GUIs and Windows 95, COM, WINS, MSMQ and plenty of Service Packs.
For sure, there's a "We're all Online" we're there now – Web 2.0 and always online, mobile, Facebook and social media. What's the new world that's forming now for the next generation of IT Pros? What's next as virtualisation comes to the fore, centralisation of services come of age and applications become less dependent on physical infrastructure?