They are our children or grand children or grand grand children, they born in late 1999 and next years will embrace the world with a more focus attitude; they use 3,4 screens at the same time (X-box, tablet, lap, smart phone,...) everything goes virtual and need some grounding to understand reality. They learn ON LINE, and like to download any file, movie at ligth speed , they will drive the autonomous (Teslas or not) car in highways in the next 6-7 years. They are just 25% /7,500,000,000 people on planet Earth. So we should take them in consideration for business portfolio? one word -YES-
DCs industry will grow -also- because this Gen "Z", because everything the think, read, buy, need is ON LINE and those activities -transmission, computation, storage are located -sooner or later- in a mission critical facility called Data Centre.
Of course mobility is the KEY word for all these teenager becoming young adults in few years; they use internet, IoT and generate BIG DATA every single week or weekend in any mall, park, store, museum, school, home around the world,
So keep an eye in them , adjust your Business Digital Transformation, be sensible to Corporate Social Responsibility -they are deeply interested in our environment quality- and made all of these issues in an integrated way
Gen "Z" has arrived, BE PREPARE! or what do you think?
roberto sanchez, PE, RCDD, ACx