Mary Meeker has again prepared an annual report with insights on internet usage in 2012. This one isn’t quite as long as some of the previous Meeker presentations, like her 2009 treatise on mobile trends which was over 600 slides, but still good work.
I typically dislike predication posts, since many of them are a rehash of buzzwords without any meaningful insights or strategic extensions of what many of us have been reading on tech crunch for years. The 2012 Predictions I’ve read are pretty cookie cutter for the most part. If you haven’t read them, let me do an overview for you on 99% of them:
- Facebook Killer
- The Year of Google+
- iPhone 5
- iPad 3
- Smart Phones
- New Buzzy Thing
Frog Design took a different and refreshing approach to the formulaic January content creation from many with their slides.
The presentation below is probably one of the most thought out set of trends in technology which may or may not happen in 2012, but directionally I think this presentation from Frog Designs is moving right way based on what I’m seeing in organizations.
While I’ve often found it tough to look 2 years out from a roadmap perspective due to the change in tech, Cisco has put forth 10 key trends in technology which will drive change over the next decade. I clearly think most are valid, I’m encouraged by a big tech brand investing in social research for the community.