While 2007 was full of surprises, it was also surprisingly predictable.
By Lee Kroon
As the year winds down and dissolves into the holiday season, many of us pause to reflect on what the past 365 days have brought us. Since I happen to be one of those reflective people, I am going to do something that most industry analysts avoid like the plague. I am going to revisit the predictions that I made in my first article of 2007 to see how well (or poorly) they matched up to what really happened this year. Before I do that, however, let's look at some recent IBM announcements and consider what they could mean for the System i community.