For those of you who want to have a peek at the future, here are some recent prognostications from Shaping Tomorrow (www.shapingtomorrow.com) one of my favorite environmental scanning information providers:

  1. Employment rates across emerging and developing economies will return to “pre-crisis” levels in 2015
  2. 3 billion people will work remotely using mobile technology in 2015
  3. Demand for data scientists will snowball in the coming year
  4. Analysts predict the information security sector will grow into a U.S. $125 billion industry in 2015
  5. 60% of new jobs being created will require skills that only 20% of the population actually has
  6. The future of work will unfold in the Cloud

This information was published January 5, 2015. This organization does periodic updates that are complimentary. You may want to think about signing up for them.