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Wed, 31 Dec 2014

Whoooosh!

whoosh!

The books are rapidly closing on 2014, and what a year it's been.

  • On a personal level, we've moved back to Canada after 18 years abroad. It's been a year of significant changes: getting back closer to family and friends and making new ones at the new job, but also moving away from some very good friends and even having one passing away suddenly.
  • In computing terms, the ever increasing speed and capacity of our computing systems have brought us the ability to store and process huge amounts of information in no time at all to truly make data the lifeblood of our society.
  • In networking terms, the amazing speed at which we can move information around and the ubiquitousness (is that a word?) of wireless connectivity has really brought on the age of always on computing.
  • All of this has brought on new capabilities (with the Internet of Things, some of my lights are now connected to the Internet), but also some new challenges (especially in the area of privacy, where I am mightily concerned that companies and devices are collecting and sharing information about our daily lives that I am not sure is reasonable to share).
  • As I've said before: in IT, we reinvent the impossible every 5 years... well, we're certainly continuing to do that!

All in all, it's felt like an exciting and fascinating year... I feel 2015 is coming in in a big Whoosh.

And as technology is concerned, it's only going to continue getting more interesting! My big wish for 2015 is that we continue to push for open standards, protocols, and connectivity.

So I wish you all a very happy 2015... take care and enjoy life.

Cheers!

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