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The year ahead in ICT according to D&T

Briefs | 01/24/2007 5:00 am EST

On January 15, professional services firm Deloitte & Touche released its annual Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions list for the coming year. Some of the more hot-button trends emerging in Canadian information and communication technologies according to the consulting firm include an increasing move toward eco-friendly technology, more widespread adoption of biometric-based security, and a push to take digital user-generated content into the corporate world. The list also homed in on some more esoteric subjects, such as the rise of "power-scavenging" technology that would see electronic devices be able to recharge their batteries through kinetic energy and other means, and the growing influence of "virtuanomics," or the economic systems found within online game environments and other virtual worlds.

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