An old Bob Dylan song called “The Times They Are A-Changin” reminds me of what’s going on in tech today. The reality is that the tech industry is constantly changing, which is why smaller vendors can come out of nowhere and become leaders in the blink of an eye. This is forcing incumbents to transform to stay relevant or to choose names like Novell, Compaq, 3Com, Sun Microsystems and so many others that haven’t changed.

As evolution has become a constant issue, the rate at which change is taking place is accelerating. This is being driven by the cloud, which makes it easy for anyone with a good idea to create a startup on a budget. This week ZKast, in conjunction with eWEEK, eSPEAKS, my co-host Chris Preimesberger and I discuss what for some established providers, including Dell, VMware, …

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