Predictions Gone Wild!

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Cutter Senior Consultants have made lots of predictions for 2010 (and the years that follow). I’m sure you’ve also seen many predictions from others. And you’ve probably had your fill of “a look back at 2009” and “best of” articles. So we thought it would be fun to add a twist to all this soothsaying: A fill-in-the-blank prediction. Sort of like Mad-Libs, but without the parts of speech. Here’s our generic, reusable template for business technology predictions (v2010.0). Complete your prediction in the comments. Or make a video of it and post it on the Cutter Facebook page. Let’s see what happens!

  • This past year we saw the maturation/saturation/stagnation of __________________1.0/2.0/3.0. We’re now squarely entering the __________________2.0/3.0/4.0 era. Last year we also saw the rapid emergence and adoption of __________________ service/product, with challenges reported by early adopters in the areas of __________________, __________________, and __________________.
  • Rising to the top of CIOs’ list of concerns for the coming year are __________________, __________________, and __________________. This is prompting CIOs and management to adopt __________________.
  • In this analyst’s opinion, the most disruptive industry development in the coming year will involve __________________’s buyout/merger/partnership/lawsuit of __________________, causing a ripple effect that will affect consumers of __________________ services/products.
  • The company to watch will be __________________, as their expected release of __________________ will shake up the __________________ sector and will be a thorn in the side for __________________.
  • Enterprise business and technology management roles of __________________, __________________, and __________________ will be high job-growth areas in the coming year. The new title of C__O is emerging to provide accountability for __________________ in both private- and public-sector enterprises; this role will report to the highest levels of leadership within the organization.
  • Last but not least, the changing/continuing economic effects in the coming year will compel enterprises to __________________, and bring a renewed focus on __________________ technology and __________________ business practices.

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    This past year we saw the saturation of Web 2.0 We’re now squarely entering the Web 3.0 era. Last year we also saw the rapid emergence and adoption of Cloud-based service offerings with challenges and concerns reported by early adopters in the areas of business justification, security/privacy, and availability.
    Rising to the top of CIO’s list of concerns for the coming year are continuing budget pressures, imperatives for business process improvement, and generally continuing to “do more with less”. This is prompting CIOs and management to adopt creative cost efficiency measures to drive additional business optimization. In this analyst’s opinion, the most disruptive industry development in the coming year will involve Google’s partnership with HTC for the Nexus One superphone, causing a ripple effect that will affect consumers of non-Android smartphone products. The company to watch will be Google, as their expected release of ChromeOS will shake up the netbook and tablet sector and will be a thorn in the side for both Apple and Microsoft. Enterprise business and technology management roles of agility, business process innovation, and sustainability will be high job-growth areas in the coming year. The new title of CGO is emerging to provide accountability for Green (or Sustainability) -related programs in both private- and public-sector enterprises; this role will report to the highest levels of leadership within the organization. Last but not least, the changing economic effects in the coming year will compel enterprises to re-embrace technology modernization, and bring a renewed focus on high impact technology and business process innovation across the enterprise.

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