Probably the only certain thing about ICT is that it is changing and there will be something new tomorrow.
We are on the verge of seeing our current computing and communication devices converge with a whole range of appliances as the age of pervasive and ubiquitous computing dawns.
The Internet is changing everyday life for 1.5 billion people worldwide.
The dynamic growth of cloud computing, web 2.0 and digital-content-based industries is bringing a brand new set of services and applications.
Metis considers that the future is about people, applications, communication and access. We need access to an appropriate application of technology, enabling communication and knowledge sharing for people.
Too often the focus is technical (over specified), focused on an individual (the techie not the user or beneficiary) and the financial (how do we save a few pounds here). ICT and technology planning must be outcomes focused.
It must be about access to information and communication easily and cheaply. And of course, we need some of those so-called ‘killer applications’ which justify the time, effort and investment.