Around this time a year ago, I wrote 10 tech and Internet predictions for 2012. Seems I got a majority of them right! Woot!
I posted my Top 10 Tech Predictions for 2012 around a year ago.
Now, let’s see what I got right, shall we?
- Apple will rule the world – kinda obvious here. Apple is now one of the biggest tech companies. Thanks to their cash cow products, the iPhone and the iPad.
- Facebook will be the standard login – more and more apps, sites and solutions are using FB as a simple way to log-in. Gone are the days of filling up a registration form for every site, internet service or game.
- Microsoft and Nokia will make a comeback – The Windows Phone Lumia is proof of this. Although they still have a lot of work to do if they want to eat up from the pie owned by Apple and Samsung
- Digital Marketing Rise – there are now a lot of agencies that hired “Digital Marketing” czars and have opened up their services to add digital to “Tri-Media”
- Faster Broadband – LTE and 10MBPS services are now being offered. I just hate the bandwidth cap! Jeez!
- The Blog Mad Max – only the strong survived. A lot of noob bloggers have failed and have quit. Trufax.
- Rise of the Tablets – ’nuff said
- The Cloud Revolution – yup, after Dropbox, a lot are trying to jump in the bandwagon
- The growth of WiFi in the Philippines – some paid, some free. But face it, there are more WiFi options than last year, yes?
My only prediction that didn’t come true? I said the “RIM (Blackberry) will buy the farm”. Although their stocks dwindled and they laid off thousands of workers, they’re still trying to find a solution to the debacle that is the BlackBerry.
9 out of 10!
Not bad, yes?
Will write a new Top 10 for 2013 soon enough.