The year 2010, unbelievably, is almost at its end. It certainly hasn’t been a quiet 12 months for the IT industry - and for Australia in general - but instead has seen change, reform and a little turmoil when necessary.
As we do get to final hurried months, we here at Computerworld Australia like to look back at what has happened since January and reflect on how the IT industry and indeed the nation has changed as a result of information and communications technology. In 2009, we tallied the top ten most influential people, technologies and trends of the year, judged by our editorial team and advisory panel, with the following results:
- 10. CSIRO's wireless patent win
- 9. Virtualisation
- 8. Netbooks
- 7. Gershon
- 6. Google
- 5. Twitter
- 4. Financial Crisis
- 3. Senator Stephen Conroy
- 2. National Broadband network
- 1. iPhone
We also gave you, the readers, the chance to take your own pick of most influential. The results, though not surprising, gave an interesting insight into what you believed shaped the year.
This year, we’re doing it again. Starting today, we’ll be counting down from ten the most influential people, technologies and trends of 2010 as decided by our editorial team and advisory panel. We begin with the ultimate challenger smartphone platform - Google’s Android - which went from strength to strength both globally and in the Australian market on the back of new devices and a growing interest in the operating system from the enterprise. Each Friday, we’ll reveal another of our top ten as we head toward Christmas.
The top ten most influential of 2010
- 10. Google Android
- 9. Consumer technology at work
- 8. Twitter
- 7. Gov 2.0
- 6. Data growth
- 5. Tablet PCs
- 4. E-health
- 3. Cloud computing
- 2. Virtualisation
- 1. National Broadband Network
Like last year, we’re also running a Readers’ Choice award for the most influential, giving Computerworld Australia readers the chance to have their say on what made the year worthwhile or the worst yet, depending on your point of view. Starting Monday, 18 October, we’ll be running a poll to determine the top 10 as chosen by you.
Next: See how we chose the top ten most influential of 2010