Facebook just launched at Harvard, Google thinks they can build a better search engine than Altavista, and Netflix is still sending DVDs to everyone. I'd be lying if I said the current tech world didn't feel a bit like the early 2000s. New companies are starting to spring up just like in the “good ol’ days.”
And what’s interesting is that they had to do it “the hard way.” This is what we call pre-cloud startups. The Social Network movie wouldn’t have existed if Mark Zuckerberg could have put his code in the cloud. Instead, he had to raise finances to buy the initial servers.
Now, in 2021, we’ve seen the “old ways” of technology, and I don’t think we’re ever going back. And this isn’t just impacting the tech-first, well-funded startups. We’re talking about everything.
The cloud has changed how we operate in many ways. And this time, cloud computing and the atmosphere of early 2000s tech will cause some disruption.
Here are some of the key trends we see.