I've been in the technology business for a long time. I was part of the great Internet bubble of the 90's in a company awash with investor money. I also worked as a Sampsonite gorrilla; beating up software trying to make it break. I remember token ring, BNC adaptors and other things non-tech people don't care about. And in all that time I have learned to notice a few things.
There are three signs to look for:
big players in the technology industry start making strange and erratic business moves
the government has dumped us into another economic mess
and big business is broke
When these three things happen, be ready for a massive shift in how business works. This is the signal that a large change is coming. If you don't pay attention, you'll get left behind.