This is what Gartner predicted for end users in 2010. What do you think now?
- By 2012, 20% of businesses will own no IT assets.
- By 2012, India-centric IT service companies will represent 20% of the leading cloud aggregators in the market.
- By 2012, Facebook will become the hub for social networks integration and Web socialization.
- By 2014, most IT business cases will include carbon remediation costs.
- In 2012, 60% of a new PC’s total life greenhouse gas emissions will have occurred before the user first turns the machine on.
- Internet marketing will be regulated by 2015, controlling more than $250 billion in Internet marketing spending worldwide.
- By 2014, more than three billion of the world’s adult population will be able to transact electronically via mobile and Internet technology.
- By 2015, context will be as influential to mobile consumer services and relationships as search engines are to the Web.
- By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web accessdevice worldwide.
Following from my previous post of Panorama’s 2011 ERP predictions, I was pointed to their 2010 predictions, which were:
- Diligent focus on ERP software benefits realization and ROI.
- SMBs to get back into the ERP software market.
- Increased adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) at SMBs.
- Lots of ERP SaaS talk, but not as much action at large organizations.
- Increasing focus on organizational change management and ERP benefits realization.
- With ERP software, it’s still a buyers’ market.
- Enterprise software risk management.
- ERP software vendor consolidation.
- Focus on integration rather than major ERP package enhancements.
- Niches, low-hanging fruit, and business value.
Which one’s would you vote as being the most accurate?
Eric Kimberling of Panorama published their top 10 ERP predictions for 2011.
- Risk management and mitigation.
- Increasing focus on organizational change management.
- Increasing need for ERP business cases, ROI analysis, and benefits realization.
- ERP lawsuits and canceled ERP projects.
- ERP vendors will get their “mojo” back.
- ERP vendor consolidation.
- Heavy adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) models at small and mid-size businesses (SMBs).
- Continued buzz around cloud computing.
- A good year for CRM software.
- More focus on diagnostics, analytics, and business intelligence.
But predictions can be subjective, so I would be interested to know how you would rank them.