Saturday, December 30, 2006

Where does the web go in 2007?

Interesting voting results here about the direction the Web is likely to take in 2007. The results were based on an original predictions article here. I'll be honest I'm not sure I agree with IPTV having the top slot. As much as TV services over IP will undoubtedly grow during 2007, I personally think the growth in AJAX based web applications is going to be the biggest trend.

The growth of these browser based web services represents a significant threat to the likes of Microsoft in terms of the licensing model they currently use for Office. Application Service Providers are not particular new, but with the growth of ever higher bandwidth, and the development potential that AJAX provides, makes me think Microsoft will have to do something very special in 2007 to cope with the threat to their market dominance in the office software space.

1 comment:

Jonathan Sheppard said...

Isn't AJAX something you use to clean the bathroom??