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The Inquirer's Ten Predictions for 2008

Ok, so you'll probably see a lot of "predictions" for 2008.  And like predictions made for 2007, some will come true and others will fall short.  And then again, some are just great reads!  I love how The Inquirer says "and some might come true".  Fantastic!  Here are 5 of their predictions:

5. Cloud computing won’t take off. The Red Hat/Amazon deal was very interesting, but you go first.

4. Music labels leave old DRM town. With Warner leaving yesterday, there’s not much propping-up of this house of cards.

3. The Internet won’t slow down. Like Moore’s Law, there’s too much at stake for repeated predictions to come true.

2. M&A will slow down. Oracle and IBM have already got the low-hanging fruit in enterprise software and a lot of what is unconsolidated will look even less attractive in the event of an economic slowdown. RIM won’t sell to Microsoft. OK, so Palm may go, as will anybody private and VC-backed in virtualisation, and
maybe one of the big Internet properties will sell, but the chaos of the last year will go.

1. Virtualisation on the desktop won’t go mainstream. The geeks who love it overestimate the chances of it having a more general appeal.

Read the original article to find out all 10 predictions, here.

Published Monday, December 31, 2007 10:48 AM by David Marshall
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