Silicon Valley has rendered itself obsolete. With the emergence of cheap, reliable, and available cloud-based infrastructure and services, the tech industry is moving towards the industrial midwest.
South Bend, IN (PRWEB) April 09, 2013
Today's emerging high-tech hubs are not where you think they are, according to techie.com, a destination site for disruptive technology and emerging trends. The online publication today released its "Ten Most Unexpected Cities for High Tech Innovation" list, highlighting ten unexpected locales that are expected to replace Silicon Valley.
"Silicon Valley has rendered itself obsolete," says techie.com editor-in-chief Dan Blacharski. "With the emergence of cheap, reliable, and available cloud-based infrastructure and services, the tech industry is moving towards the industrial Midwest."
The cities on techie.com's top ten list are: Chattanooga, TN; Cincinnati, OH; Des Moines, IA; Detroit, MI; Las Vegas, NV; Milwaukee, WI; New Orleans, LA; Portland, ME; Rochester, NY; and South Bend, IN.
"When we think of high-tech innovation and startup culture, traditionally a handful of cities always come to mind; but today, there's a different story emerging," said Blacharski. "High-tech development and innovation is being democratized, and midmarket cities throughout the US are rolling out new tech parks, incubators, and programs designed to encourage tech development. Newer collaborative technologies and cloud services mean you can launch from anywhere. Can you launch a great tech company in Silicon Valley? Sure. But you no longer have to be there to succeed."
The ten cities on techie.com's list have all gained nationwide attention from a wide variety of initiatives, ranging from new tech parks, to special events like Code for America, and incentives for techies to move to town. Every one boasts a vibrant startup culture, an essential ingredient in building out what will be the major tech hubs of the next decade. "Ten years ago, somebody starting an IT company in one of these cities would have been asked 'why.' Today, the question is, 'why not.' All ten of these cities have three essential ingredients that go into the primordial stew of bringing a tech hub to life: Available state-of-the-art infrastructure, low cost power, and incredible talent."
Many years ago, Silicon Valley, and a new industry, emerged from the orange groves of Central California; the next wave will come out of the cornfields of the Midwest. According to Blacharski, co-author of the book "Cloud computing made easy," this inevitability is largely due to availability of reliable cloud services and more interactive communications capabilities, and a move towards a leaner business model not only within the tech industry, but also within manufacturing and other industries that rely on tech to provide non-core services in an increasingly dispersed business ecosystem.
Focusing on emerging trends and disruptive technologies, techie.com is the undertaking of a project development team based in South Bend, Indiana. Techie.com aims to produce and present engaging content that appeals to a broad cross-section of technology enthusiasts. Led by Dan Blacharski – an IT industry veteran, an entrepreneur, and an author on Cloud Computing – Techie.com is one of the first participants in the new World Accelerator, a dynamic, domain-driven business accelerator that is a function of World Media Group. To learn more, visit http://techie.com/ or call 1-574-344-2056.