One such notable evolution is
with the Cloud Computing. In the early 1950’s the concept of mainframe
computing was introduced and since it was not supported in the budget
perspective Virtual Machines like VMWare came into existence in few decades.
This took mainframe computing to a different level altogether and was an
important element in communication and information gathering. Then came the
virtual private networks by telecommunication companies with much lesser cost
using the shared cost method instead of single connection to each user. This
evolution can be seen in levels as Grid computing ( parallel computing to solve
big problems) , Utility Computing ( computer resources are offered on a metered
service basis) , SaaS (subscribing to network based on application) ,Cloud
Computing (anywhere and anytime access).
The major milestone of Cloud
computing was the introduction of Salesforce.com in 1999. The next was Amazon
Web Services in 2002 providing services with storage along with human
intelligence through Amazon Mechanical Turk. Later again Amazon’s Elastic
Compute Cloud (EC2) arrived which enables renting computer to run their own
Cloud Infrastructure as a
Service (IAAS) is one of the emerging trends in the IT infrastructure. According
to Gartner’s predictions the biggest concerns of the IT industry is dependent
mainly on enterprise mobility, big data and Cloud computing. IAAS is preferred
among many business due to its availability and convenient cloud service
manager with hardware, storage, server and other elements with a fee based on
usage. In the next couple of years there are chances that agile web-scale
architecture might emerge as the main approach by many.
m-Commerce is another
emerging trend which might be integrated
in IT management. This enable consumers
to make purchases irrespective of place and time. There is an initiative to
make the retail sales multi-channel announced during the 98th Convention and Annual Exposition of NRF.
We can say that as world move
forward in IT trends evolving itself we will be amazed at the new tools and
technologies being introduced each day.