by Ryan Tate January 05, 2001
For the technology business world, there can be no doubt that 2000 was a year of widespread failure and dismay. But failure has an upside: It teaches us valuable lessons and makes success all the more likely in the future.
We've distilled 365 days of turmoil into 25 trends that you'll see taking hold this year.
Bricks rule clicks
Profitability becomes a religion
The grassroots Net makes a comeback
Napster reminded everyone that there are Net applications aside from Web browsers. From Droplets to Zaplets to Groove to Microsoft's (MSFT) .NET, more and more client-side applications will connect directly to the Internet for everything from file-sharing to collaboration to information monitoring.
Enterprise software market heats up
E-supply chains are all the rage
The wireless Web is less of a joke
Expect bouts of dysphoria
Old tech matures
Get ready to pay for online content
Lots of Nasdaq delistings in store
Stock buyback bonanza
Computerized voting develops more quickly
Technology regulation hits e-businesses
Everyone's an ASP
One word: Consolidation
Security is an even bigger headache
Death of buzz
Humility a virtue again
Analysts lose some luster
You can leave stock options to the birds and bees
Public no more
The reverse split reigns
Patience is again a virtue
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