As we near the end of the year and begin winding down for the festive season, I thought Iâ€™d take the opportunity to reflect on the year that was for IPM Global.
With 2011 drawing to a close and 2012 on our doorstep, many predictions and trends for the new year are beginning to emerge in the media and on the Internet. From consumer trends, to economic trends, everyone has something to contribute about what they think 2012 will bring. IT is no different of course, withÂ Gartner releasing its Top 10 IT trends for 2012Â last month.
Iâ€™ve been doing a lot of travelling lately and a few things have caught my attention as Iâ€™ve been getting on and off planes, buses and trains. The first one happened when we were due to take off and the air hostess came over the loud speaker asking everyone to make sure all electronic equipment, â€śsuch as iPods, iPhones and iPadsâ€ť was switched off. I remember when I used to fly as a child and the safety card in the seat pocket depicted electronic equipment as a Furby, the Ewok-like childrenâ€™s toy with eyes that blinked. My, havenâ€™t we come a long way?