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i-Technology 2008 Predictions: Where's RIAs, AJAX, SOA and Virtualization Headed in 2008?

SYS-CON's Annual i-Technology Predictions Round-Up

Windows Mobile OS . Innovative Handsets . Mobile-Oriented Architecture (MOA) . Mobility Development 

IAN THAIN
Senior Technology Evangelist, Sybase 

Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class UnWired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's UnWired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. He has experience of working with the ITSG engineering teams, in particular on the EAServer, EP, PowerBuilder, PocketBuilder, PowerJ & OEM products.

Here's what I believe will occur over the next year...

1. I expect to see Microsoft consolidate and strengthen its hold on the Enterprise Mobile space with its Windows Mobile OS. This will be in the areas of OS features and security.

2. Along with this, I believe that our partner HTC will continue to grow its handset market share, with more new models available. If evolution is constant, I expect to see handsets with more innovative design and features and I'm expecting HTC devices to gain more memory for storage and especially for the running of the OS and user programs.

3. Mobility (MOA) will become more important on the fringes of SOA For Sybase, the UnWired Enterprise company, this is a win-win situation as our wide spectrum of products covers the broad area of mobility development. I expect to see our competitive products grow along with these predictions and in areas ahead of them. In fact I can see mobility development coming into the mainstream development fold, just as web development started off as a separate group and has now become one, in most companies. Having this strong development offering from a unified company will be seen as such a positive step by most if not all undertaking Enterprise Mobility Development.

 

See next page for predictions from:  Yakov Fain, Farata Systems.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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Don Babcock 01/08/08 10:40:10 AM EST

The one technology that didn't even get mentioned in this list of "the next big things" and prognostications is rules engine technology. Rules engine technology is to "M" and and to some extent the "C" parts of MVC (which was mentioned in several ways) what the word processor is to writing and the database engine is to information storage and retrieval. The potential for "mashups" and the like is HUGE. Writing code with meta descriptions and code generators can only get you incremental improvements in productivity. Rules Engines can deliver (they have for us) order of magnitude productivity/reliability improvement. I guess they are still below the radar of the pundit prognosticators for 2008.

Ruslan 01/02/08 03:17:14 AM EST

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Trackback Added: Sarà il 2008 l'anno della "Unifed Communication"?; Nel mare magnum delle previsioni per l'anno nuovo segnalo (per il momento) queste pubblicate dal .NET Developers' Journal. Where's AJAX, SOA and Virtualization Headed in 2008? — 2007 was the undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008?

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