The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Organisations tightening their belts must look to the Web (2.0)

With the forecasts in the US and Europe showing a reduction in ICT spending I expect this trend not to follow the typical Kiwi habit of being a year or so behind. Therefore Kiwi IT Departments will start to feel the pinch during 2008 as their large infrastructural type programs are paired back.

But that's OK because I agree with the commentators that are forecasting that 2008 will also be the year that Enterprise 2.0 (definition) really kicks in and, as the software/services providing "2.0" are typically much lower cost (think "open source" and "free software"- there is a difference) , the demand driven costs should be easily manageable.

Hey, think of that - delivering solutions staff are actually asking for AND lowering IT costs ... what a novel old world. IF you know what you're doing and are willing to shift away from the old view of the world.

Of course, I can help you there ...

Comments

  1. ditto an ascendency for SaaS in 2008

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  2. Remind me the difference - Enterprise 2.0 is (from a technological pov) about using the cloud ... SAAS is the same? Or is SAAS not "limited" to the Internet?

    Sorry, I just can't see what the difference is - maybe it's just a buzzword battle

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