Monthly Archives: July 2008

IT Trend #10

10.Simplicity What is it? A trend that’s sweeping through the technology industry is simplicity. Many products are over-engineered and feature a myriad of functions, 90%+ of which people never use. A survey by the Consumer Electronics Association in the US … Continue reading

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IT Trend #9

9.Too Much Information What is it? Information is no longer power. People are drowning in information caused by the level of global connectivity and digitalization. The media trend of user-generated content, together with the widespread adoption of location aware devices … Continue reading

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#7

7. Rise of the Machines What is it? In the future, chips will be embedded in almost everything and almost everything will know where it is. While true artificial intelligence is still a long way off, we are already seeing … Continue reading

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6.Open Innovation What is it? A trick borrowed from the open-source software movement. Companies are wising up to the fact that none of their employees is as smart as all of their employees. Really smart companies are also looking at … Continue reading

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5.Shopping 2.0 What is it? Social media is blending with e-commerce to create what’s being called social shopping or shopping 2.0. In the real world, shopping is an event. It is an experience, often shared, and people listen to the … Continue reading

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4.Virtualisation What is it? As physical movement becomes more difficult and more expensive, companies such as Intel, Hewlett-Packard and Crayola are setting up virtual offices and virtual meetings rooms to allow employees to communicate and interact. This is happening in … Continue reading

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3.Data Mining What is it? Mining data isn’t new but it’s becoming more universal because software to filter or analyse large volumes of data is becoming increasingly powerful. For example, around 2,000 résumés per day are sent to Fortune 500 … Continue reading

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2. Data Risk & Security What is it? We will see increased awareness of data leaks and individuals will become more cynical about the ability of large organizations (and especially governments) to keep ‘their’ data safe and secure. This anxiety … Continue reading

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Here is the first of my ten final IT trends – in no particular order. 1.Green IT What is it? Green computing is the idea that IT use should address wider social and even ethical concerns, especially the environment. Thus … Continue reading

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After much tooing and froing here’s my final Top 10 IT Trends list for 2008/9. The list could obviously go on and on but I think it’s a reasonable summation of where most CIOs heads are at. The only thing … Continue reading

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