2The Triumph of Mobile Computing
and the Millenniums
4The Rise of the New Corporate Application Developer
Developing or rewriting corporate apps for mobile use can be geologically slow. That will change as those app developers who earned their chops writing Apple and Android apps start looking toward the business world. Writing business apps has one great advantage: Companies will actually pay you money to write good apps. These mobile app developers will challenge a lot of in-house app teams.
5The Rise of Reverse Business Intelligence
If you make mobility the central focus of your IT organization, you can now start to collect real-time customer interaction into your database. Rather than the slow process of data analysis and reports that marks a lot of BI today, your entire work force becomes the source of BI data that is (or should be) made instantly available to everyone in your company.
6A Big Challenge for Microsoft
7A Big Opportunity for Smaller Companies
8The End of Offices
10The Googlization of the Tech Space
If Android becomes a big deal, it will be because Google has figured out a way to recast not just the technology, but the mobile business as well. If Google can free the user from carrier lock-in, as well as video and audio digital encumbrance, and open up search and location to Google-based apps, Google could become the way we all compute. BTW, I’m not too sure that is a good thing.
11The Smartphone That Ate the World
Smartphones have been causing havoc for business computing hardware, GPS devices, land-line and limited-function cell phones, and nearly every other tech device the smartphone can imitate or move to mobility. It’s tough to see this trend slowing down at all.