What we’d like to see happen in 2012
Editors' top 12 wishes for 2012
- 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.