Posts Tagged '2011 predictions'

A Coming Deluge of Data

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Dec 152010
 

In the past several years, companies have invested in a variety of technologies to help them gather data about their customers, their employees, their products, and their services. This has been an exciting opportunity for IT to collaborate with colleagues in Marketing, HR, and Sales, among other divisions of the business on efforts ranging from customer relationships management to business intelligence. The sources of data are ever increasing as the channels through which customers and employees interact with companies increase from blogs to Twitter to old channels like phones and in-person interactions. IT executives are in a race to stay ahead of the deluge. 2011 will be the year of reckoning for many CIOs, as Read more

Dec 142010
 

During the past decade, we found Government 2.0 to be evolutionary, serving to increase collaboration and communication through technology-enablement across the domains of Government-to-Citizen (G2C), Government-to-Business (G2B), and Government-to-Government (G2G).  Beginning in 2011, we will see a movement towards Transformational Government 3.0, involving a necessary shake-up of core, longstanding government traditions, through a renewed focus on reinventing how a technology-enabled fabric of governmental processes and people (and the organizations for which they serve) can more effectively and efficiently serve its constituents in the future. [Editor’s Note: This post is part of the annual “Cutter Predicts …” series, compiled at the Cutter Consortium website.]

Dec 142010
 

I have four predictions that I’d like to share with you: The decline of Scrum will become obvious in 2011. The shine started to come off Scrum in 2009 when teams started to publicly report that they had run into trouble applying it effectively and this snowballed in 2010. The squabbling between the Scrum thought leaders over their various certification schemes exacerbated the problem in 2010 and there seems to be no end in sight. My recent 2010 Scrum Certification survey found that only 27% of Certified Scrum Masters (CSMs) were willing to admit publicly that they were CSMs and another 37% would do so seldomly, an indication of the Agile community’s growing embarrassment surrounding “Scrum Read more

Dec 142010
 

I could be wrong, but here are my predictions for the upcoming year. I believe that these observations will become more widely apparent. Prediction 1: Established firms will continue to feel the pressure for changing how they lead and manage. The influx of ‘net geners’ into the workplace will increasingly challenge traditional leadership and management styles. Established companies with previously successful top-town and hierarchical structures will re-think their management style in order to attract and retain innovative, younger workers. Prediction 2: In 2011, it will become more evident that the fastest growing companies over the next several years will be those that reflect the values of net geners (e.g., innovation, particularly in systems for social justice and Read more

Dec 092010
 

The year of 2010 was in many ways a negative surprise against the expectations. The aggravation of the economic crisis in some of the more developed economies of the world brought disappointment to companies and individuals who expected recovery, and with it, opportunities for exploring emerging technology. Despite the delayed recovery scenario, the Year 2010 nevertheless confirmed some anticipated trends in technology, specifically in Internet-based mobility, using laptops and cell phone-based small devices. In 2010, it was demonstrated that barriers to work collaboration across the globe are practically confined down to time-fuses – and even this constraint can in some cases be explored as an opportunity. With faster high-speed Internet available worldwide, and with cell Read more

Dec 092010
 

Starting in 2011, a new type of Cloud is rising in the distance. This cloud isn’t about enterprise class computing or the data center: it’s about information; information about you. Today, every individual has information about him/herself — relationships, digital devices under our control, etc. — spewed across the Internet. Often this information is automatically generated; it’s a form of digital exhaust trailing us as a by-product of how we interact with the Internet. Today, we have little or no control about how this information is used. We are each subject to lopsided and confusing “terms and conditions” for every consumer service. The concept of privacy is continually re-interpreted by Internet-based service providers. The concept Read more

Dec 082010
 

Carbon trading will be based on the ability to calculate carbon accurately. This, in turn, will be based on development and implementation of standards (e.g. ISO 14001). The maturity of Carbon Emissions Management Software (CEMS) will play a major role in the next 3 to 4 years in enabling carbon trading. Carbon will become a significant “currency” in its own right! [Editor’s Note: This post is part of the annual “Cutter Predicts …” series, compiled at the Cutter Consortium website.]