Waves are a common and useful metaphor for change, including for technological change.
Long-term waves in IT history, as cleverly observed in the early 1990s by Brenda Laurel, are discussed in Structured networks and the next internet wave.
Tracking waves of information technology change builds predictive capacity to direct and assist clients. Intellectual property lawyers operate on the edge of change. Their clients’ new technology and its intellectual property often seeks to replace those of others and is accused of being an infringement. That is a classic cycle.
Below is a list of our articles on historical information technology waves of change:
- 1996 – The direction of IT is towards theatre and conversation (scroll to graphic)
- 2007 – 7 commercialised IT technologies
- 2007 – Billions made with Internet business exit strategies
- 2007 – Open APIs and market dynamics defined
- 2008 – Structured networks and the next internet wave
- 2008 – Report lists top six ICT trends
- 2009 – Facebook’s monetisation strategy
- 2009 – Smartphone statistics and links
- 2009 – Open source software as a business strategy
- 2009 – Predictions 2009: Information and Communication Technology – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
- 2011 – “Made for mobile device” opportunity
Photo credit: Armen Shiraz-Dilanchian with a GoPro
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