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Nari Kannan

Top 10 IT Predictions for 2010!

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Here are my top 10 predictions for 2010! Like all predictions I expect pnly about half of them may pan out. We imagine things to change at a rate faster than it actually happens, as usual!

10. Business Intelligence tools become more User driven

9.  SaaS makes more inroads from the outside in - Non core applications like HR, Warehousing and Distribution, etc. Sales Force Automation was the premier non-core application and so that was one of the first areas to go Software As A Service!

8. Mobile Platforms spawning totally new and innovative applications - More and more new and innovative applications on iPhone,. Blackberry and Android all at the same time dominate.

7. Huge consolidations in the Software Appplications space - only two or three major guys left - like Oracle, IBM

6. Huge growth at the SME Software space - like Lawson software consolidating many companies that do enterprise applications on Microsoft Platforms.

5. Huge growth in hosted database services like Azure. Oracle will also come up with a hosted Oracle database service offering.

4. Huge growth in "Mobile Devices" area. Like Apple is selling as many iPodtouches as they do iPhones, Motorola will start making Android Devices that do not have voice but is a data device that will work at home and at work using wireless connectivity. Blackberry will similarly start making a Blackberry device that will not have a voice connection.

3. Huge return of Insourcing of Application Development. Many companies will pull in large aspects of offshored and outsourced software development back in house. Most project management will be inhouse again.

2. Netbooks will be totally replaced by handheld devices since they will be able to do anything a netbook does and you can talk on the phone also!


........ and drum roll please.........



1. Surprising growth of iPhone, Android and Blackberry applications into areas that people never thought of possible - Centralization of an application and providing these clients will be the key development in 2010!


Nari Kannan's blog explores how new approaches to business intelligence can help organizations improve the performance of business processes--whether these processes are creative or operational, internally-focused or customer-facing, intra-departmental or across functions.

Nari Kannan

Nari Kannan started and serves as the CEO of appsparq, a Mobile Applications development company based in Louisville, KY with offices in Singapore and India. Nari has over two decades of experience in computer systems development, translating product and service strategy into meaningful technology solutions, and both people and product development. Prior to this, he has served as both Chief Technology Officer and Vice President- Engineering in six successful startups, two of which he co-founded. He has proven experience in building companies, engineering teams, and software solutions from scratch in the United States and India. Prior to this, Nari started Ajira Technologies, Inc., in Pleasanton, CA, where he served as Chief Executive Officer for more than six years. While at Ajira, Nari was instrumental in developing service process management solutions that modeled, monitored, and analyzed business processes, initially targeting the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Telecom, and Banking verticals in India, and Finance, Insurance, and Healthcare verticals in the United States. Prior to this, he served as VP-Engineering at Ensenda, an ASP for local delivery services. He also served variously as Chief Technology Officer or VP-Engineering at other Bay-Area venture funded startups such as Kadiri and Ensera. He began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation as a Senior Software Engineer. Nari has a long involvement with Customer Support and other customer facing processes. At Digital Equipment Corporation he was involved with their 1800 person customer support center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was tasked with coming up with innovative tools to help customer support people do their jobs better. He holds a U.S patent for a software invention that automatically redirected email requests for customer support to the right group by digesting the contents of the request and guessing at which software or hardware support group is best equipped to handle it. At Ensera, he led a 45 person team in developing an internet based ASP service for handling auto insurance claims, coordinating information flow between end-customers, Insurance companies, Repair shops and Parts suppliers. Ensera was acquired by Mitchell Corporation in San Diego. Nari holds a B.S. degree in Physics from Loyola College, and an M.B.A degree from the University of Madras in Madras, India. He graduated with a M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1985. Contact Information: Nari Kannan. Email: nari@appsparq.com Mobile: 925 353 0197. Website: www.appsparq.com View more .


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