FEATURE // BY MISSION CRITICAL MAGAZINE STAFF
John Hewitt: IT is changing everything. With smartphones, tablets and laptops, sensors and machine-to-machine communication we and our devices are connected everywhere, all the time, generating overwhelming amounts of data. Business models are changing to accommodate this reality and to take advantage of advanced IT capabilities and mobile technologies. That carries with it an expectation of network reliability that must be met, and that’s where the critical infrastructure comes into play. There is no going back. With the cloud, the Internet of Things, and the increasing importance of mobile computing — including the coming 5G rollout — computing and data management are going to remain paramount to business success for the foreseeable future. For critical infrastructure providers, the questions become: How can we do more to make all of this possible, and how can we do it faster while maintaining flexibility in a rapidly changing space?