It’s that time again to provide you with our CPA Firm Technology and Production predictions for the year ahead, as well as to recap the results of our 2015 guesses. While this article was written two months before year end as the US political environment was heating up, our exit polls are “projecting” that 2015 was one of our better predictive years with seven WINs, two DRAWs and one LOSS which we will try to convince you of, followed by our 2016 Predictions:
Windows 10 Success (WIN): We will rate this a WIN as firms that have utilized Windows 10 have stuck with it as a solid upgrade to Windows 7, without the negative “baggage” that hounded Windows 8 since its release.
Mobile Device Management (MDM) Adoption (WIN): We see enough firms implementing remote policies and adopting the ability to erase data on lost or stolen devices (primarily via Microsoft Exchange Server) to tag this as a WIN. While no single dedicated MDM application has proven dominant they have made noticeable inroads along with including the Microsoft Exchange option.