Our 2008 Predictions cover the rising value of digital protection; the flight to privacy; online authentication; the digital divide; nanotechnology’s ability to better the environment; LED technology and the light bulb; virtualization of the enterprise working environment; skills shortage; water scarcity; and a 'new' reporting language for corporations.
Media Predictions 2008’s Predictions cover the obstacles ahead for online advertising; a novel reinvention of the e-book; the growing influence of media and consumer electronics on the environment; the complimenting relationship between internet TV and its broadcast cousin; growing challenges in online piracy; the impact of digitisation on cinema; possible reinstatement of tangible music; traditional media in an online world; growth in off-shoring in the media world; and continued travails of convergence between technology and media.
Telecommunications Predictions The impact of a possible economic downturn; integrating mobile connectivity into machines; the imminent arrival of the $10 mobile phone; acquisitions in emerging markets; making GPS and mobile technology a success; importance in making communications accessible to all consumers; the outlook of GSM as it reaches 21 years; a positive approach to disruption in the sector; the evolution of mobile from an outdoor network to an indoor network; the uncertain relationship between bandwidth and revenue; and the growing importance of communications to new media companies.
The popular annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications Deloitte Predictions reports explore a number of emerging TMT trends that will have a significant impact on businesses now and in the future. The Predictions series has been designed to provide a diverse selection of views and thoughts that challenge, inform and engage industry leaders and executives. The 2008 series are based upon an extensive research process involving discussions with industry analysts and financial institutions; conversations with senior executives from the TMT industry, feedback from senior alumni and inputs from Deloitte’s 6,000 strong global TMT practice. We have also tested some of the Predictions in Deloitte’s column, Drowning in Numbers, in the Financial Times.
This year’s predictions cover a variety of trends from the flight to privacy; nanotechnology’s ability to better the environment; a new reporting language for corporations; the obstacles ahead for online advertising; the complimenting relationship between internet TV and its broadcast cousin; the impact of a possible economic downturn; acquisitions in emerging markets; making GPS and mobile technology a success; the uncertain relationship between bandwidth and revenue.