Yesterday I discussed that I felt the decline of the PC was related strongly to the decline of Corporate IT. But what does it mean for your career, my fellow progeek? I figured I'd collect my random thoughts to see if it gave you ideas, or caused panic. Or something.
Last week, I noted that some say Apple had their first post-PC quarter – and that this isn't suprising. In fact, ilke the "CorpTechPocalypse", the slow dying of IT departments, this is a completely predictable trend. In fact, I think they're the same thing.
Really, the dying of the average IT department is pretty much the same reason that companies are aiming for a post-PC market.
(Now I agree with our own Scott that it's not a post-PC world in that the world will forget PC's. I view what's coming as a world where the PC's role shrinks considerably. But I call it Post-PC as the other term I heard, "PC Plus," doesn't cut it for me)
So what are these similarities?
Last post I took a look at the 3 areas of change in the world of business:
The Production Revolution – The fact we can make and publish/produce things easier and without the middlemen of the past, using new middlemen who focus on enabling and connection.
The CorpTechPocalypse – The end of Corporate IT due to SaaS, mobile service, and easy-setup. This also means setting up a powerful IT system is easy to do.
The Structure Shift – The ability to outsource major parts of an organization, from accounting to physical infrastructure, allows many common business needs to be met easily and cheaply – or become unneeded.
These 3 areas of change are, as noted, areas of opportunities – opportunities to save money, to start your own business with these resources, or even get in on these in your own business.