I’m not citing studies that demonstrate a diminished number of thought leaders in the cloud computing space—this is only my impression. However, if you’re honest with yourselves, most of you will note a big difference between the amount of new thinking around cloud computing these days compared to the amount in 2010.
What happened? A few things have changed.
First, the term “cloud computing” is so general that we’ve already written and said pretty much all that is interesting. It was common to toss out “the cloud” several times in meetings back in 2012, but today it just makes you look desperate.