Even though the consumerisation of IT will necessitate that the enterprise adopt a cloud model, the other interesting outcome is that to be fully efficient so will we all. Over the years a lot of time has been spent investigating the differences between Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y and the Millennials, however in this instance there is a different dynamic, pre and post Broadband Users.
Interestingly anyone who became interested in technology post the mainstream rollout of Broadband would have already adopted a cloud model with webmail, pictures stored on the web and books, CDs and DVDs either purchased or streamed from the web.
However should you been using technology either in the dial up age or before there is an interesting transition which confronts us all, what do you do with decades of hoarding?? Most people in this category will have drawers upon drawers of CDs, DVDs, Pictures (Which are never played or viewed) and probably a number of external hard drives backing up our data over the years. So the big question will be whether people will either spend the time and convert their libraries to digital formats as the players become obsolete or resist the move to the cloud where IT will become ubiquitous and you can access your files for anywhere in the world on any device.
Interestingly even though you need to be careful how you complete this task to ensure your data is safe and backed up, it is far more secure and safe than a single copy in your house. This will not be an easy transition however once complete the efficiencies will only multiply in years to come and your floor boards will certainly thank you.