Look into my eyes and see the future
There was a time when consultants were able to pride themselves on their ability to confidently predict the future.
A stable global economy allowed for a level field upon which future strategies could be played out.That has all changed.
You may regard our technology predictions for 2002 to be no more than industry leaders musing on what might be. However, while taking submissions for this piece it became clear that a common theme was being established. Users are looking to justify purchases and maximise their investments wherever they can.
Future technology developments will have to make the ‘cost-justification’ case more vehemently than ever. Our map of the future may vary in the detail, but make no mistake – whatever the shape of things to come, consultants and vendors are going to have to have to immerse themselves in the entire business process.