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.