Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Computer Techs Beware: The Changing IT Landscape

Yesterday's New York Times had a good article about netbooks (sub-$300 laptop). The article is about how low-cost netbooks and other free online services have started cutting into the profits of the information technology industry. The article then goes on to talk about how this is affecting Microsoft, IBM, Google and the other IT industry titans.

However, the article misses the most important point of all. Within 5 years, most basic computers will cost under $200. At that point you don't repair broken computers anymore, you throw them away and buy a new one. That is a game changer for the entire tech industry, from the titans on down.

Once a computer ceases to be a sizeable investment, there is no longer a need for computer techs. At that price point, it's cheaper to replace than to repair. That is the direction we are heading, whether you like it or not. And that is what Nearly Free IT is all about! You don't have to wait 5 years to start benefitting from this important tech change.

That means if you are an information technology service provider, you need to prepare for this business disruption. The Cloud has enabled a new breed of cheaper hardware that will make you all unnecessary within 5 years. Better start preparing now.

If you are in business, then contact me today to see how you can benefit from Nearly Free IT!



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