Technology today is advancing faster than than at any point in human history. Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, wrote a paper in 1965 stating that the number of transistors on a microprocessing chip will double every two years. Six years later, Intel released the first commercially available microprocessor, the 4004, which was a dual in-line 4 bit processor that could handle 92,000 cycles per second, or 9.2KFlops. Today in 2014, the rate that processing speed has increased to every 18 months, with processors reaching 11.6 TFlops, or 11.6 trillion cycles per second. In 1956, IBM unleashed the first hard drives that had 50 physical rotating plates, and were capable of storing a whopping 5MB of data, or about the size of your average MP3 file. In 1965, memory storage took a quantum leap with the creation of the DRAM cell that contained one transistor, that could hold data until it need ed to be stored, the only down side is it lost the data it contained if the system lost power, and was not backed up to some form of physical media. Now, IBM has developed a developed a 120PB (Petabyte) drive, which has the storage capacity of 120 million , one Terabyte drives. That drive is 24 billion times more powerful than the "monster" they created in 1956.
How to stay afloat in a sea of change
At Imagination Forge Software, we stay ahead of the game by being agile. We strive to be flexible by always learning new skills and exploring new approaches. By applying this ideology, we learn from our successes and failures, and can apply flexibility into our future endeavors. Its not a question of if change is coming, but how soon. To be successful in a long run approach in a sea of change, you have to anticipate your needs and keep up with the latest trends. You have to be agile to enough to adapt at a moments notice. That is what we do.