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Levy's - ECNOW.COM'S 6th Annual
TOP TEN 2003 TRENDS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLICATION
Cupertino, CA, Thursday, November 14, 2002: Mitchell
Levy former Comdex.bix chairmain unveils his Top Ten 2003 Trends at
Comdex Fall 2002 on Tuesday, November 18. A number of well-known individuals
have gazed into their crystal balls to contribute to these trends,
including: Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, Tony Scott, CTO of General
Motors, and Dan Tapscott, President, New Paradigm Learning Corporation.
In the first prolonged economic downturn in a decade,
American's are trying to come to grips with an environment they haven't
had to deal with in many decades, if not ever in their lifetimes.
This uncertainty, coupled with the prolonged change to business brought
about by the continued proliferation of the Internet into all aspects
of work and play, account for all ten trends highlighted this year.
Of special note are trends #9 and #10. Although Mr. Levy is not 100%
certain these trends will be fully realized in 2003, he certainly
wishes we would make significant progress in these areas.
REQUEST AN INTERVIEW WITH MITCHELL LEVY
Mr. Levy will be in Las Vegas and available for interviews from Monday
morning November 18 through noon on Thursday November 21. He's appeared
on numerous TV and radio shows and is always a delightful guest that
producers want to invite back. Check out his media
NOTE: The Top Ten Trends are available for reprint
in your publication. The article with quotes from experts and luminaries
is available for reprint and adoption in your publication at this
The Top Ten Trends for 2003 are:
The American Psychological Association Announces
its Best Year Ever
Quiet, Yet Continued Strong Growth in E-Commerce
The Economy Waffles while Folks Look for "the
Breakout Event" and to overcome the dot.bomb Malaise
Operational Efficiency Continues to be a Key Corporate
Specialist are In, Generalists are Out
The Software Industry has Changed Forever
Web Services Show Demonstrated ROI
Marketing has Changed Forever
Significant Inroads Made on Eliminating Spam
Users Will Get More of What They Want
BONUS TREND: Key Areas to Keep on Eye On Include: Security, Wireless,
Real-time Business Intelligence, Broadband
Since 1998, Mitchell Levy, President & CEO of ECnow.com
has made annual predictions of the top ten trends in business/e-commerce.
To review the predictions from the last five years and see how close
to reality they were, go to http://ecnow.com/predictions.htm.
This will help you gauge how much credence to put into the 2003 predictions.
ECnow.com polls its database of 750 business/e-commerce speakers to
get their opinions on trends and here are a few quotes:
"After 10 years of sustained economic growth, a 4-year
bubble where salaries, expectations and retirement dreams increased
dramatically, and a number of decades of relative 'safety', a number
of Americans are trying to find the meaning of life."
Mitchell Levy, Author, E-Volve-or-Die.com"
Employees will become increasingly disgruntled because the sluggish
economy reduces their employment options. Managers will have more
power and will become more overtly evil."
Scott Adams, Dilbert Cartoonist
"Increased focus on software and systems quality
is a high cost item for most IT organizations and continued cost
pressures will force a stronger look at this. Additionally, offshore
sourcing will emerge as a significant factor in the outsourcing
model for most corporations. Companies that were dabbling with this
in 2002 will morph their exploratory activity into significant (greater
than 50% growth) activity in 2003."
Tony Scott, CTO, IS&S (Information Systems and Services),
"Zero Impact Payback Time - Companies are conserving cash
at all costs. The days of 12-month implementation efforts and nebulous
ROI after 2 years are dead. Companies will only purchase technologies
that have a clear, immediate benefit to the bottom line. Suppliers
that have the shortest payback times will benefit."
John Jordano, Sr. Member Technical Staff, Salesforce.com
"Transparency, its implications for business and how to
manage it will become a central issue for executives, driving profound
changes in corporate values and behavior -- for the better -- as
firms rethink how to build trusting relationships."
Don Tapscott, President, New Paradigm Learning Corporation
"Enterprise software never recovers from its slump. $100mm
mega projects based on Siebel, SAP and others have produced such
a legacy of pain and failure that CIO's suggesting their implementation
are viewed with skepticism."
James Roche, Co-President and CEO, Fort Point Partners Inc.
ECnow.com has been publishing its Top Ten Trends
for the last 5 years (http://ecnow.com/predictions.htm
Other than in 2002, its accuracy over the last 3 years has been
- 2000: 70%
- 2001: 95%,
- 2002: ~50%
About ECnow.com, Inc.
ECnow.com is an e-commerce management
consulting company helping companies and individuals' transition from
the industrial age to the Internet age through strategy, marketing,
and off-the-shelf and customized on-line and on-ground training. In
addition to the annual trends, interesting resources are available
at these two locations: http://ecnow.com/resources.htm,
Interviews, meetings, feedback, and general conversation with Mr.
Levy are most welcome.
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