1. Demand for products co-created with manufacturers will see double-digit growth.
2. Business applications will rapidly move off-premise to the cloud as companies look for ways to cut costs and move away from non-core business functions.
3. Public and private sector will drive tremendous growth in companies that offer innovation and idea management solutions.
4. More and more business applications will be optimized for mobile. [What works well on a laptop doesn’t necessarily work well on a smartphone.]
5. Microsoft’s market share will further diminish as less costly and less disruptive alternatives for business productivity software are adopted by public and private sector organizations.
6. 90% of the firms that exhibited at Demo Fall 2010 Conference won’t be in business by the end of 2011.
7. Companies that ignore social media do so at their own peril—there’s much to be gleaned from what’s being said about your company.
8. Windows Phone 7 and HP’s WebOS fail to gain market traction against Google Android and Apple iOS smartphones.
9. Google will continue it acquisition binge.
10. Dell will take market share from HP and be at the top of the leader board.
-and- (drum roll please)
11. Sarah Palin will finally reveal if she is running for President of the United States.
Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting http://www.gardnerandassoc.com
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