What is Happening? As we move through the harvest season toward the traditional North American celebration of bounty at Thanksgiving, we at Saugatuck are reflecting on the amazing growth of fruitful new ventures and opportunities in the high technology space. We marvel at the rapid evolution of social business technologies, mobile devices including smartphones and tablet computers, analytic computing with enormous volumes of business data in the Cloud, public and private Cloud infrastructure and the platforms that make it all possible. And what all of this makes possible is a new era of Cloud business solutions, global, innovative and rapidly evolving – transformed by these technologies and at the same time transforming how we do business.

Why is it Happening? This new wave of Cloud IT and Cloud Business draws its power from the computer chip and its progressive and accelerating rate of miniaturization and specialization. The Internet provides the medium in which computing innovation is nurtured, yet each of these disruptive technologies ultimately derives from the computer chip with layer upon layer of innovation compounding its value.

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