Over the last week we’ve received predictions from more Cutter Senior Consultants. Here’s a preview of the latest additions:
- Rebecca Herold: Bigger privacy breaches than any that have occurred so far on social media sites will occur as a result of no information security or privacy pre-planning at many to most of these organizations.
- James Odell: systems will no longer primarily be top down. Instead, as individuals, small groups, and organizations interact around the world, technology must support approaches that are more side-by-side.
- Rob Austin: 2010 will be the year in which mobile devices become the client device of choice in many enterprises.
- Jim Highsmith: A small, but significant, number of organizations will “get it” when it comes to agility, and they will begin to appoint Chief Agility Officers (CAO).
- Karl Wiig: Increasingly, organizations and academia worldwide will increase their focus on intellectual capital and its role in making societies, organizations and people more competent for better performance.
- David Spann: The next financial crisis will be the growing amount of personal credit accruing in the U.S. and the hope that consumer spending will buy us out of the current crisis.
- David Coleman: We will see a steep retrenchment in the collaboration tools environment, with a few large vendors such as Microsoft and IBM/Lotus as the dominant enterprise players.
- Ken Orr: The netbook + 4G wireless network will create an explosive new marketplace.
- Mark Levison: There will be some big public agile adoption failures this year.
- Alexandre Rodrigues: 2010 will be marked by unique developments and changes in the way in which organizations make use of technology to support their business processes.
- Bart Perkins: IT’s stature as a business enabler will rise dramatically.
You can read more than just the headlines of these predictions (and the insight of other Cutter Senior Consultants) at the Cutter site. Let us know … do you agree? Disagree? Have any advice about how to prepare for what’s ahead?