Category Archives: Forecasts

InfoStory Quotes: IT Jobs Forecasts

“As the rate of technological change in computing slows, the number of jobs for IT specialists will decelerate, then actually turn down; ten years from now, the phrase information economy will sound silly.” —Paul Krugman, 1998 “Between 1998 and 2008, … Continue reading

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Information Technology Predictions

The December issue of IEEE Spectrum has a great cover story on Ray Kurzweil’s failed predictions. Says John Renne:

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The InfoStory Quant: 250 million business email subscribers

IDC forecast the number of business email subscribers (e.g., Blackberry) to grow 36.5% annually and surpass 250 million in 2014.

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Bob Metcalfe, October 2009

Bob Metcalfe has been involved—as a direct catalyst or a prominent observer—in a number of key milestones spanning the evolution of the IT industry: the birth of the Internet, the invention of Ethernet and local area networks, and the rapid … Continue reading

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