Who will lead us in this new concept of world? Most of the current giants will need some changes to adapt themselves to this new scenario:
Information is going to the cloud (huge datacenters) and we change our old PC for a new set of small and smart devices such as: smartphones, netbooks, laptops and all the sensors from The Internet of Things.
Apple, whose products have always been more integrated, is building a huge data centre and also offering web-based services. Google has developed Android, an operating system for smart-phones. The heavyweights in corporate IT are invading each other’s territory, too. That is the only way to grow, they believe. Also, clients love a one-stop-shop. Cisco, the world’s largest maker of data-networking gear, has started to sell servers. That spurred HP, a vendor of these machines, to push into the networking business. Oracle, which sells business software, bought Sun Microsystems, a computer-maker, last year.
Vía: The economist