Monday, October 11, 2010

Movements in the IT world

First shots fired in cyber-war
The security consulting business isn't going anywhere. It's interesting to note that an attack that requires a state-level actor is now a very real possibility in the near term. I remember when you'd have been laughed out of the room for such a suggestion.

IT industry consolidation means the first patent-war is on
The first shots have long since gone quiet. It's like the GFC of intellectual property.
See this diagram for the current state of mobile-phone/IT/consumer electronics.

Anyone got some hard data on the consolidation of the IT industry? The merger between consumer technology and IT industries? By revenue? There's rich picking for somone to do the numbers, and make a pretty picture.