This is a continued series based on an event I attended back in June this year, the event was held in London and it was http://www.techforbritain.co.uk/
It caught our eye to attend based on some of the speakers and topics that were being discussed.
If it isn’t easy, I won’t use it – Nick King – AutoTrader
This session I was really interested in, I knew Nick coming from AutoTrader was probably going to be talking about how making a simple easy to use website would be the key to success but I wanted to hear the terminology used here because one of the things that we have in heaps at Veeam is the simplicity of being able to protect workloads within the smallest of environments to the largest distributed IT infrastructures all using the same software.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Da Vinci
It was also interested to hear from Nick in his space regarding any impact on their website could damage them forever, he said as we know as consumers and as IT Professionals that a reputation can be made or lost within seconds.
He then went on to talk about “negative emotion” and that this negative emotion has a greater impact over performance, the analysis he used but I didn’t get the source was based on 4 negatives will over power 1 postive and then 5 positives to change 1 negative.
Gartner Hype Cycle of emerging technologies
The Hype Cycle is a report that looks at a range of technologies and concepts and tries to plot their maturity against the hype they are receiving.
This was where the session went next, it was something I was aware of and only really recently have I paid more attention to this and actually since the event there has been an update to the document.
You will need to have a Gartner account to access the full document but there are lots of spin off analysis that can be found over the internet with a simple google search.
However even from this page from Gartner, you can see the on the rise technologies to list a few:
Flying Autonomous Vehicles
Then we see the at the peak of those emerging technolgies, this is what I believe to be in the now:
Nick then went on to speak about the “trough of disillusionment” I found this article quite interesting regarding Autonomous vehicles that have plunged into the trough.
It was very interesting to hear from Nick in regards to the AutoTrader model but then how that expands and overlaps all worlds within the IT industry.