A progress report on the Predictions 2014 I made in several posts here, after Q1.
So, there they are, with the items collected from several posts:
|Trust||Well, there’s the demise of Mt Gox as Bitcoin exchange. All of Q1 was full of Bitcoin, anyway. Yes, that’s about Trust. And, by the way, ‘total chaos, 386 coins stolen, experiment imploded’ it is ..?
|Identity||– Nothing in particular yet –|
|Things||Oh so much; with domotics DIY packages ads being aired on national TV (at least, here in NL), with wearables developing ever further. Etc.|
|Social||– Nothing in particular yet –|
|Mobile||Apart from the phablet developments I wrote about earlier already, there’s Facebook bying (sic) Oculus. Yes that will change a lot. And oh, the wearables I mentioned above go under this header as well. Wristdevices aren’t even exiting anymore. GGlass turned out to be pilot prototyping, the spawn has happened already.|
|Analytics||The Wave of People versus Algorithms I predicted earlier, is slowly growing, not in the wings anymore. We’ll see a lot in the next quarters of this. By way of labour market shortages for the right skills, and, a Wave at an angle: The rise again, this time for realz, of Artificial Intelligence. Watson in your mobile, etc.etc.|
|Cloud||Mehhh, indeed. But with Google, and Amazon, nixing price levels just this last week, we’ll see a new wave of projects, by big corporates, SMEs, and individuals, into this realm. Though next quarters will also bring ‘clarity’ (incidents) on continuity risks.|
|Demise of ERP, the||This one was in an afterburner prediction. But yes, we see it. Less and less jobs require knowledge of this (one major player), it’s by and large legacy. Heard an anecdote of a Fortune 500 or even 10 company that spent some ballpark $1B on their installation, and counting for maintenance and continued-necessary upgrading. Would’ve been a nice budget to build your own, perfectly tailored system… even including documentation, training, maintenance etc., you’d have quite a penny to spare.|
|InfoSec on the steep rise||Even if we haven’t seen enough on this!
|Deflation of TLD||Yes of Three Lines of Defense and similar überbureaucratic models for models’ sake. We’ve even seen a little discussion on 5LD pop up. To demonstrate its ridiculousness. Nobody wants to work here anymore.
To contrast; some search company’s new Amsterdam offices: http://nydn.us/Qhe346
|Subtotal||Close to 80% as we speak.|
The faint of heart wouldn’t necessarily want to speak the bold characters out loud.
See you at the end of Q2 ..!