We’re coming to the end of the year and there are lots of predictions out there for a whole range of technology and trends.  Great for big picture thinking and planning  for the future.  Check out predictions for:

* popular holiday toys — love this list of 20 tested & “Yule Elf approved” tech treasures for the holidays

* enterprise social collaboration softwareForrester predicts $6.4 billion market in 2016

* enterprise ITGartner sees CSMI nexus: cloud, social, mobile & info — see quote below

The new driving force behind IT for the foreseeable future is what Plummer [Daryl Plummer, Managing VP & Gartner Fellow] and his associates call the “CSMI Nexus” — comprising cloud, social, mobile and information.  The CSMI Nexus forms “a phenomenon that is changing the world as we know it, and certainly changing the IT landscape,” he says. “Cloud is the means of delivery. Social is the behavioral style, the interaction styles. Mobile is the access mechanism. Information is the analytical foundation on which you figure out what decisions to make. You have to build a philosophy around that.

* themes for 2012 from Ross Dawson which I definitely agree with

I am sure there are lots more and I hope you’ll point me toward them but in the meantime, these are ones that crossed my radar today.