At this time of year we usually set down a few of the team’s wishes for the year ahead. So without further ado, here’s our cloud based technology wishlist for 2012.

  • Chromebooks become a realistic option for businesses, plus 2012 sees the introduction of cheap chrome-os powered desktop replacements like this one:¬†Samsung Chrome OS Desktop
  • Faster broadband upload speeds are introduced to support developments in cloud storage applications
  • Microsoft to introduce frequent automatic updates to Internet Explorer like Chrome and Firefox
  • UK rollout of “4G” wireless technologies like LTE advanced (looking like 2013 sadly)
  • UK TV shakeup by things like Netflix, Lovefilm (engaged in TV rights battle) Google TV and Apple TV (Moving away from scheduled TV to streaming/on demand)
  • HTML5/CSS3 drafts become recommendations, making life easier for everyone
  • More mobile responsive websites and applications – websites built from scratch for tablets and smart phones
  • Higher resolution laptop screens introduced as standard
  • Tablets, including iPads, become much more affordable
  • Enough snow for sledging! (Ed. How did that get in there?!)