The big flaw in most of the IT predictions you will read at this time of year is that technology is no respecter of the calendar. Fast moving it may be, but it's not as if the issues faced by IT leaders have changed suddenly since we all departed for the season of festive overeating.
Compare and contrast the following excerpts from Computer Weekly news stories in the past few days:
27 November: Google is expanding its infrastructure-as-a-service cloud computing platform into Europe and
Congratulations to HP for creating a global flood of words about its increasingly controversial purchase of British software company Autonomy last year.
The accusations of "questionable accounting and business practices" that led to
Considering the amount of taxpayers' cash that goes to IT suppliers - some £16bn per year at latest estimates - it was inevitable that the big multinational systems integrators that dominate Whitehall IT would come under scrutiny over their tax payments.
The vultures have been circling...
The government has finally released its policy for open standards in IT - after an
Despite all the hype about iPad minis, there's no doubt the most significant product launch of the week for IT managers is the release of
When will the traditional model of software licensing die? Surely it is only a matter of time.
This week alone, we've seen
HP has announced so many "turnaround plans" in the last few years that employees and customers must be getting dizzy.
As well as the
It's been one of those weeks where it seems the only thing that matters in technology is the fact that someone has produced a slightly thinner smartphone.
There are cynics who say the...
It's a challenge faced so far only by the most ultra-successful software companies, but a major turning point comes when a product becomes a utility.
It doesn't happen often, but there's a big difference when a piece of software goes from something you use to compete against your...