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Top Tech Predictions for 2016 Provide Key Insights Into the Future

Many Key Developments Will Appear Quietly, But Eventually Lead to Major Market Shifts

Foster City, CA --January 4, 2016: After a fairly modest 2015, the tech world is expected to see the debut of some major new developments in 2016, according to the recently released Top Tech Predictions for 2016 report from TECHnalysis Research LLC, an industry market research and consulting firm. Consisting of 10 separate predictions that offer insights into both the consumer and commercial sides of the tech landscape, the report lays out a vision for an industry on the brink of major changes.

"As with last year, the big developments in tech in 2016 may seem somewhat subtle at first glance," says Bob O'Donnell, President and Chief Analyst at TECHnalysis Research. "However, while many of the big events from 2015 were really just carryovers from 2014, the changes predicted to occur in 2016 will likely lay the groundwork for many major advances that should last through the end of this decade."

Specifically, the predictions imply some profound changes in the tech industry, including:

  • Who the key tech industry players are and will be
  • The type and nature of devices and platforms we will be using
  • Which business developments present the most realistic opportunities
  • And much more

The top ten 2016 predictions from the report are:

  • Prediction 1: The Death of Software Platforms, The Rise of the MetaOS
  • Prediction 2: Market Maturation Leads to Increased Specialization
  • Prediction 3: Apple Reality Check Leads to Major Investment
  • Prediction 4: The Great Hardware Stall Forces Shift to Software and Services
  • Prediction 5: Autonomous Car Hype Overshadows Driver Assistance Improvements
  • Prediction 6: Wearables Will Make An Impact…in Business
  • Prediction 7: First Products with Foldable Displays
  • Prediction 8: The Biggest Innovation in IOT Will Be Business Models
  • Prediction 9: Connected Homes Will Continue to Underwhelm
  • Prediction 10: VR Stalls But AR Makes an Impact

"Technology is evolving to the point where it's becoming increasingly invisible and yet increasingly integrated into our lives," according to Mr. O'Donnell. "The expansion of the range and type of connected devices we use for both our personal and professional lives is really just beginning. However, not all the currently hyped product categories will be that meaningful five years from now. The key is understanding the ones that have the potential for a lasting impact and, equally importantly, the ones that don't."

The report is available in in both Word format, which can be downloaded for free here, and PPT format and can be downloaded for free here. For additional information, please e-mail the author at bob@technalysisresearch.com.

Founded by technology market research veteran Bob O’Donnell, TECHnalysis Research, LLC provides strategic consulting and market research services to the technology industry and professional financial community. Building on a deep understanding of critical technology and business trends, in conjunction with hard-hitting, original research, the firm provides unique "out-of-the-box" perspectives that are still grounded in the practical realities of the technology, media and telecom markets.

You can download a copy of this press release in Microsoft Word format here.

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