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Reflections: Andy Chun, City University of HK

I hope to see vendors continue to create more technologies that break boundaries and promote world peace. -- Andy Chun, associate professor of the Computer Science Department at the City University of Hong Kong
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Andy Chun
Andy Chun, associate professor of the Computer Science Department at the City University of Hong Kong, hopes to see the emergence of more Web technologies that foster sharing and collaboration

Q. What was the biggest IT news in 2006?
YouTube's growth from $0 to US$1.65 billion in just one-and-a-half years was the biggest news for me.

What is the No. 1 issue that you think the IT industry as a whole should band together and address collectively?
I think spam is the No. 1 collective issue; this problem costs tens of billions of dollars each year in lost productivity worldwide.

What is the one technology that you'll be watching closely, and why?
All the technologies surrounding Web 2.0, in particular JavaScript. Users will be expecting more out of their RIA (rich Internet application) and Web applications; JavaScript is what makes the client-side dazzle.

What would you like to see from tech vendors in 2007?
I hope to see vendors continue to create more technologies that break boundaries and promote world peace. Technologies that foster sharing, collaboration and communication will be the big winners.

More insights from Andy in his Web 2.0 blog.

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