CEO of IStrategy Labs Peter Corbett’s Top Tech Trends for 2011.
SOCIAL MEDIA STARTUPS
New companies will continue to sprout and grow.
THE INTERNET IPO
DEMAND FOR TALENT
There’s no slowing down in Washington, San Francisco, Austin and New York. Hundreds of web technology jobs are open in the District alone with no one to fill them.
LOCATION BASED SERVICES LBS
FourSquare, Facebook Places, SCVNGR and geo location social apps will become more popular. Small businesses in turn will start to see the value in using them. The trend will grow into 2012 or 2013 as these services become a standard marketing tool for brands big and small.
Currently a luxury, but that may change this year as more businesses use these devices to interact with customers. Super early adopters will start using tablets as their primary business computer.