@Barbara, I would like to know more about "Measured Innovation" ? Is this already happening or is it new trend which will emerge in 2012 ? And is this innovation limited to identifying the possible disruptions ?
Technologies Worth a Second Look " of course . Today,Iheardanamazingideasimilartothetechnologiesyoujustdescribed.Theideaissimply,tomakeourcarssmarterbyusingP2PnetworktopologiesinanequivalentwaythatourcomputerscommunicatewithP2P.Theinterestingpointisthateachcarwillaskthenextcar(usingP2P)tofinditswaywithoutusingGPSsystems.Thissystemseemstobeparticularefficientinsidebigcities.
I would like to express my humble opinion on this topic too.
I definitely think that in 2012, Wireless Sensor Networking (WSN) will be on the rise. Especially with the advances in low power electronics, capable MCUs and more importantly the increasing energy harvesting options and battery management mechanisms, WSN will be the talk of 2012 in my opinion.
On the suitable communication protocols for WSNs, a single winner looks unlikely as many groups want a piece of the action. There are quite a few suitable candidates, however only time will tell whether this wide spectrum of choice will be good or bad for this sector in the long run.
I am looking forward to an exciting year with WSNs!
It will be worthwhile to see how much of these forecasts become reality in 2012. One of the disadvantages of all these evolving technologies as I see it is the businesses are soon going to loose their USPs and will be almost forced to folow the bandwagon in the fear of being left behind.
Some of the good and age old practices that some businesses may be following with success may be just forced to abandon them to go with the tide.
This is a very interesting post and I look forward to the follow up. I am particulary interested to see how well Geo-spatial Visualizationtakes off. There are so many untapped opportunities with all of the mobile devices out there.
Interesting post. I watch in awe the explosion in ecosystem opportunity and look forward to seeing how the various players capitalize on them. These days business is not as simple as bolting some widget together and selling it. Instead the real winners will command the content, distribution channels and consumer trending info.
"Technology changes quickly, but not that quickly. Many high-tech developments start out as breakthroughs and then become trends"
Barbara, technology is changing very rapidly. Most of the companies are spending billions & millions of Dollar/Euro for research and developments of new technologies. But before making use of such inventions or productize such technologies, new inventions are updating the technology. So the repeated and unorganized R&D in same technological area makes the results in unfruitful manner. So I think there should be some uniformity among the research companies and they have to identify their own key areas for joint R&D, so that duplication of research can be avoided.
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