This past weekend I had the delight of camping in the rain for a typical British Bank Holiday weekend and as I sat there waiting for the sun to come out, I decided to fire up my newly acquire iPad and have a surf of the web.
Amazingly, there was a full strength 3G connection via my service provider, plus our camping buddies had brought along a mobile wi-fi dongle, and low and behold the campsite had its own high-speed wireless wi-fi….. Three wireless connection options.
The funny thing is – I might have been in rural Dorset, but I wasn’t that surprised to have such connectivity as this is exactly what we expect everyday in our lives. More and more of what we do is on the internet and as consumer cloud services get adopted this trend can only grow.
Of course the other driving force for connectivity is the widespread adoption of smartphones and tablets. According to research from Cisco there will be 15 billion tablets, PCs, smartphones and other machines with web connectivity in 2015 – double the projected number of people on the planet by then.
So no matter where you are – whether it is rural UK; urban environments or even in planes and trains – we will all expect connectivity and access to the internet and cloud services….. and what’s more we’ll get it.