The most interesting quote out to the article seemed to be,
Consolidated infrastructure means higher density and less physical servers — and ultimately, less x86 silicon footprint.
This will occur at the same time when end-users are discovering they really don’t need full-blown PCs in order to be productive or to consume their favorite content.
So then my thinking is, how does this affect Education, because it most certainly will. In the light of massive ed tech budget cuts, will students be ‘required’ to bring their own devices and have teachers and staff whose job it is to know how to support those devices and – more to the point those services that said devices access? Perhaps we will really reach the point where, rather than the dog eating the homework, the computer, or should I say, the ‘cloud’ ate it.