Changes are always coming! There are few things as consistent in IT as change. The first "system" that I fancied myself an "expert" on was Novell NetWare 3.11. Then LANtastic, Then Windows NT 3.51. Then... well you get the picture. IT technologies, strategies, directions all change over time. I've turned down job offers when I thought it might lock me into any one product or technology for any length of time.
So this year will be no different. When I read the feature list for Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0 a couple of months ago, I started telling my peers to keep their eyes open. For 2012, VMware will remain the market and technology leader. I have no doubt about that. But competitors are catching up. It happens all of the time (i.e. IE vs. Netscape). The march of innovation will continue to force change on all of us. That's one of the things I enjoy about IT and technology in general.
I was inspired to write a few thoughts here after reading Mr. Ruben's article on his virtualization landscape predictions for 2012. Check it out here to read more.