VITA releases the fall edition of the 2016 State of the VITA Technology Industry report.
A lot has happened in the past six months. It’s election season in the U.S., and that means reality has taken a holiday. Worldwide economic conditions continued to deteriorate, especially in Europe and South America. The United Kingdom slipped the surly bonds of the EU with Brexit, but the jack-booted dictators in Brussels are plotting to severely damage the British economy as the UK departs. ISIS is being driven out of the caliphate, so they are lashing out with attacks in Europe and the U.S. as they move their primary operations into other failed North African nations. An attempted military coup in Turkey has NATO in a twist.
A massive chasm is developing in computer architectures on the technology front, as the data centers go one way and the CPU vendors go another. Cloud computing is breaking into fog, mist, and fluid computing.
Actor and comedian Steve Martin once said, “Chaos in the midst of chaos isn’t funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.” The recent events and developments recounted and interpreted in this report will propose the only plausible scientific explanation for our present political, economic, and technological turmoil: we are all living in a Monty Python movie.