Technology Predictions with Business Impact and Global Trends

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How will technology impact your business in 2020?

In 2020, tech experts say, computers could learn from experience, much like the human brain. The end of the data center as we know it might arrive. And technology will know the most important things about us to help us become more productive.

Find out at thinkGIG.


Re-imagination of Data

Year-end update of Internet Trends by KPCB’s Mary Meeker & Liang Wu

This is a yearly review of Internet stats. Internet growth remains robust and rapid mobile adoption is still in early stages. Find a number of examples of business models that are being re-imagined and re-invented thanks to mobile and social, mixed economic trends, and more.

Download the report here.


Codex to mobile via Guardian traffic data analysis

The iPhone dominated the overall mobile traffic to the Guardian website in October 2010. Fast forward two years, and what did they find? The full impact of the Apple expansion into mobile becomes clear. The iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch now account for the best part of three quarters of all Guardian mobile traffic.

Two years ago, mobile traffic was less than a quarter of what it is today. They now serve roughly 3.3 million pages on mobile devices each day, not including views of their iPad app.

Find the article and data here.


2030 Trends

Go bigger and look at the trends for 2030

The futurists at the National Intelligence Council forecast what the globe will be like in two decades. The idea is to give some long-term, strategic guidance to the teams that are shaping America’s security and economic policies. On Monday, the Council released its newest findings. Many of the prognostications are around: rising tides, a bigger data cloud, an aging population, and more drones. But tucked into the predictable predictions are some rather eye-opening assertions. Especially in the medical realm.

Download Global Trends 2030.


Social Intelligence

Social Analytics Sphere and 2013

Webmetrics guru Marshall Sponder has some predictions of his own. The fundamental mistake of Salesforce and Oracle’s move into creating Social Media Marketing Factories – is that the process can be modular in the first place, like a puzzle you just have to buy the pieces of and put together, and then sell to corporate clients who will “hang it on their wall”.

Big Data measurably advances health care with such things as the 23andme API and other medical data initiatives.

Find the complete list here.


Our basic assumptions of how the world is and works will be challenged in 2013. That includes our sense of self. Watch this fun video that explains the concept [hat tip Marshall Sponder]


[hat tip Experientia for the 2020 and 2030 reports]


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