• Mobile application developers place a heavy focus on vertical markets.
  • Significantly more public-private partnerships, as entities on both sides of the equation cope with having to do more with less.
  • The U.S. and Mexico finally enter into an 800 MHz rebanding treaty.
  • Congress finally reallocate the 700 MHz D Block to public safety.
  • Congress provide adequate funding for the national wireless broadband network for first responders.
  • Congress provide adequate funding for next-generation 911.
  • Congress stop states once and for all from raiding wireless 911 funds.
  • State legislatures enact laws to severely punish those who abuse the 911 system.
  • Congress and state legislatures enact stronger cybersecurity laws.
  • Deployment of more intelligent transportation systems.
  • Enterprises making mobility a more seamless integration within their IT departments.
  • Windows 8 make an impact on the tablet market with functionality that can make such devices a viable alternative to laptops (e.g., iPad is limited right now because of a lack of Flash support).
  • Read the main article, "Failure is not an option," to learn about myriad obstacles that threaten to not only slow the migration to next-generation technology but derail it completely.