VITA releases the spring edition of the 2016 State of the VITA Technology Industry report.
Writing these reports every six months is starting to feel like I’m living in the movie “Groundhog Day”. Not much difference between the last report and this one, except for many interesting details here and there. At the macro-level, what was sliding keeps sliding, and what was rising keeps rising. And, what seems like significant news on the surface is too sketchy to extrapolate into a trend (other than a new Cognitive Electronic Warfare initiative). It’s hard to see what Intel’s layoffs and fab closures say to us, other than PC demand is falling like a refrigerator down an elevator shaft. Supposedly, Cloud Computing is dead and “Fog Computing” is the next big thing (I’ll deal with that in my next report). My best logical explanation about the last six months is that the earth is presently passing through some kind of cosmic recursive phantasmagorical time-loop.