Merry Christmas … 2010

Merry Christmas!

Another year has passed us by.  This year has seen some interesting developments in the IT community.  The rise of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter would top my list.  The next would be the release of updated versions of VMware and Hyper-V.  Canada finally has more than one national GSM mobile phone carrier.  The Great Recession wrecked havoc with IT budgets early in 2009, and recovery appears to be underway leading into 2010.

What is ahead for 2010?  I have crystal ball, but expect more socail networking growth.  Expect more mobile application growth.  Over 2 billion downloads from iTunes shows that market has some legs.  Oh, and one thing we can look forward too is the new Mac Tablet.

If we think back 10 years to the end of 2000, RIAA was trying to kill media “pirate” media companies, the Internet bubble was just bursting, Nortel was still a force as a Canadian company, I found out I really enjoy good Indian, and who could have predicted 9/11 and the changes to travel and communication after that?  Lest we not forget Enron that brought SOX and financial IT requirements upon us. SCO vs IBM and the Linux world.  Eventful.

The next 10 years will be even more eventful.   Here is to a happy 2010.