Feeds

Net needs to heighten hype – Cisco

We're not shouting loud enough about the new industrial revolution. Apparently

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

If you already thought the Internet had been blown out of all proportion -- think again. Apparently, there's not enough hoop-la and hyperbole spoken about the Internet. That's just one of the conclusions from a new report by Cisco Systems which claims that the Net is set to be as influential as the Industrial Revolution in the 18th Century. The Impact of the Internet Economy in Europe claims that the Internet Revolution mirrors the changes that ripped through society during the Industrial Revolution. The difference at the end of the 20th Century is that the seismic socio-economic changes are taking just a third of the time as they did two hundred years ago. "If you thought the technology bubble was about to burst, think again," said James Richardson, President of Cisco EMEA. "Everything you ever thought possible through Internetworking technologies will pale into insignificance compared with what is about to come in the next few years," he said. On the basis of this evidence, the Internet is actually being under-hyped, rather than over-hyped, in terms of the impact it will have on people's lives, said Richardson (no relation). Part of the blame could be that there simply aren't enough quality rooftops available to allow people to really shout out about the Net. Or maybe not. The report was written by the Henley Centre and Commissioned by Cisco. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?
Tabloid splashes, MP resigns - but there's a BIG copyright issue here
Spies, avert eyes! Tim Berners-Lee demands a UK digital bill of rights
Lobbies tetchy MPs 'to end indiscriminate online surveillance'
How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?
Can you hear the difference? Can anyone?
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report
Probe expected to say single-digit rate was unlawful
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.