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It is that time of year again when the media and analyst community start putting out a plethora of resolutions and predictions for the coming year. Whether it’s the typical resolution to go to the gym more or a prediction that people are going to stop using the Internet (doubtful), people love to know what others are thinking, planning and the like. That is why, just like last year, we’ve asked Telerik leaders to voice their opinions for 2014. Some talked personally, some talked professionally, but all offered some good food for thought.   

"Resolution – I’ll stop taking for granted that what we plan for tomorrow is necessarily better than what we did yesterday.

Prediction – People will finally get tired of repeating “mobile” and “cloud” as something new and cool and will get to more specific solutions to real business opportunities." 

~ Martin Kirov, EVP, Sitefinity, Telerik   

"I think 2014 will be the year that the word “device” will finally replace “phone.” For example I carry this thing around that is a mini-computer and I happen to also be able to make phone calls on it. Now (2014) with Google Glass, tablets (iPad), and other cool devices (wearables), we are all connected but not making phone calls. If 2011 was the year of the tablet, 2014 will be the year of the wearables…." 

~ Steve Forte, Chief Strategy Officer   

"Enterprise software is not about just plain capability any more. I think we will see more and more of the consumer software and gaming paradigms making it into the world of Enterprise software. Software will borrow from the great role-playing-games where you are gently led from a complete novice to higher and higher levels of sophistication. Software should be like a coach - lead you by the hand to become better, more skilled at what you do." 

~ Vassil Terziev, Co-Founder and CEO   

So what do you think? Do you agree that this is the year of the wearables or is 2014 all about gamification?

Please share your thoughts, your opinions matter to us!


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