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A New World Order

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A new world order – The historic movement to and from centralized to distributed computing is coming to an end with the advent of a new hybrid computing environment. The implications stand to reshape the technology landscape.

The technology industry has seen a predictable rhythm of transformation over the past six decades.  From the introduction of the mainframe, the evolution of compute has progressed from centralized to distributed systems and back again. The technology industry has experienced changes over the decades, making market participants repeatedly evolve and adapt their solution sets to rethink how they define themselves – from hardware to software to services, all players in the ecosystem have been challenged to compete in new ways and with new solutions.  To defend and grow their market position, hardware, software and services share leaders have had to stay atop of the evolution of compute, storage and networking to ensure that  products, services and business models are aligned with the current wave of network and processing technology. But we are entering a brave new world, where processing is everywhere. In this white paper, Beacon explores the history of innovation in the context of today’s disruptive changes, and recommends strategies for technology solution vendors going forward.

From a Strategic Perspective … U.S. Air Strike in Syria

Strategy is the matching of resources to objectives.  In this case 59 Tomahawk Cruise missiles matched against a global message that the United States is no longer a paper tiger.  That may be the primary message which is ringing in the ears of leadership in Syria, Moscow, Iran, North Korea and China. Interestingly, this strike occurred hours after the summit President Trump held with Premier Xi Jinping, the only superpower with significant influence over North Korea. If Trump wanted to make clear to both regimes that there was a new, less tolerant, more action prone administration, he couldn't have timed it better.

As for American Allies, this action likely sent a message to those who were concerned about America’s willingness to back up our policy.  Finally, we should be proud as Americans that President Trump stood up for peaceful Muslims who were unjustly and horrifically struck in what is simply and directly a war crime.  It is worthy of note that even as the US Navy destroyers moved into position last night, Mrs. Clinton when addressing the Syrian Sarin gas attack at the Women’s World Summit called for this same sort of strike against the Syrian Air Force. No matter your position on the President, this should be seen as a positive move for him and his administration.