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Predictions for 2011 - What is Hot and What is Not

What is Hot and What is Not in Technology for 2011

Top 5 Winners Predicted for 2011

What is Hot

1. Virtual Cloud


Services that allow you to have your desktop in the cloud will become common place in 2011.

2. Mobile Apps

Mobile applications are still and will continue to thrive as people find new uses for their cell phones.

3. Virtual Technology

Working from home or on the road is growing all, virtual technology businesses will continue to prosper and thrive.

4. Connectivity

Cell signals and Internet connectivity will reach remote areas, as staying connected regardless of location becomes more important.

5. Scalability

If it doesn’t scale, it will lose luster. Scalability is hot, and a must for all technology in today’s society.

Top 5 Losers for 2011


What is Not Hot

1. Privacy

Privacy is back on the list, recent news that mobile application providers collect data about not only the location and habits of their users has created more paranoia about personal information in cyberspace.

2. Social Noise

Social media channels like Twitter are drowning in spam, and the quality of the channel has degraded with the rise of the chatter.

3. Transparency

Unfortunately the woven fibers of the web, make it very easy for savvy individuals to hide or obfuscate their identity. While transparency is preached rarely is it practiced.

4. Regulation

We are not getting any closer to any type of Internet standards or regulations. The Internet still remains the wild west and while pressure can be applied, there is still no centralized body for governing the Internet.

5. Land Lines

Land lines will become a thing of the past, as home phone numbers are replaced by phone numbers for individuals.

Last Years Predictions How Did We Do?
Readers can assess my ability to predict based on last year's collection of technology predictions at:
2010 - http://www.small-business-software.net/whats-hot-whats-not-2010.htm
2009 - http://www.small-business-software.net/whats-hot-whats-not-2009.htm

About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll http://www.feedforall.com software for creating, editing, publishing RSS feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages marketing for RecordForAll http://www.recordforall.com audio recording and editing software.

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