Mark Anderson, noted technology visionary and futurist, gives his top ten predictions for 2011. Anderson will be speaking at SIIA’s Information Industry Summit next week in New York. He will also be chairing the ninth annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference, May 24-27 at the Montage Laguna Beach, CA.
- The Smartphone Market Breaks in Two: Secure / enterprise, vs. consumer / entertainment. a) Android dominates – and balkanizes – the consumer Smartphone Market, with Apple close behind offering its Monolithic Operations. b) RIM and XX dominate the Enterprise. XX should be Microsoft, but Apple gets it.
- Carriers Grab Power: Google has interrupted a transition of power from Pipes to Boxes. Android gives carriers power, while the iOS takes it away. Whose walled garden do you prefer? Pray for Apple, if you are a user.
- iTunes Seeds Its Own Competition: More real distribution competitors grow and prosper. Consumers want choice. This is a major business opportunity, on a global scale. [Read more...]