There is an excellent article in today’s Wall Street Journal that details the technology-driven, macro shifts that are happening right now in the world of business. The three mega-trends they cite:

  • Big data – for anyone in IT this is a “no kidding Sherlock” inclusion, but it is remarkable to step back and appreciate how quickly big data is changing the landscape and its long term implications.
  • Smart manufacturing – The next wave in manufacturing – engineering from the molecular level to manufacture products using methods more like the ones we use to print documents. The emphasis shifts to design and IP, and away from cheap labor and physical factories.
  • The wireless revolution – The extension of internet access to more than a billion of the world’s people, paired with a new generation of applications and services, is fundamentally changing the way the world connects, socializes and engages in commerce.

The author does a little flag waving around America being an epicenter for these three trends, but the more important point is that all three are underway now and are good bets to literally change the world.

These trends line up very nicely with the big picture principles of Solace — to unshackle information and make it available wherever it is needed in ways not currently possible. Whether loading up a big data repository, collaborating on a design for smart manufacturing, or giving the world’s mobile user base real-time access to…well, anything…we’re in step with the vision outlined in this article.

If you haven’t read it, I recommend you check it out: The Coming Tech-led Boom (Wall Street Journal)

Larry Neumann

Mr. Neumann is responsible for all aspects of strategic, corporate, product and vertical marketing. Before Solace, Mr. Neumann held executive marketing positions with TIBCO and Oracle, and co-founded an internet software company called inCommon which was acquired by TIBCO. During his tenure at TIBCO, Mr. Neumann played a key role in planning company strategic direction relating to target markets and candidate acquisitions.