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IT innovation since the birth of ICE

by Asa Sargeant | October 13, 2021 | General News & Events, ICE: 15 years in IT for cruise | 0 Comments

ICE started life in 2007 and since then, IT innovation has been one of our chief objectives. To celebrate the fact that we will reach a significant milestone next year, we’re embracing nostalgia in the months ahead. A couple of weeks ago we published a blog piece on other milestones from the year of our birth, which you can read here. Today we look at some of the most innovative developments in tech over the past 14, nearly 15, years…

IT Innovation Since 2007

Whilst we covered 2007 in the blog described above, we omitted one tech development from that marvellous year. Let’s see then what that was…

2007

- Netflix introduces streaming / VOD

2008

- Apple iPhone 3G
- Blu-Ray (the first prototype emerged in 2000 but consumers only then began to rally adopt the format in 2008)
- Google Android
- Wii Fit
- Facebook (this major social network launched in 2004 and then exploded in 2008)

2009

- Twitter (launched in 2006, Twitter then really took off in 2009)
- Apps for mobile phones (these also exploded in 2009)
- DATA.gov (in the US, the Obama Administration embraced digitalisation)
- Microsoft BING challenged Google (gaining 10% of the search market)

2010

- Apple iPad
- Instagram
- Microsoft Azure

2011

- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Chromebooks
- Minecraft
- Snapchat
- Twitch TV
- Uber

2012

- Microsoft Surface
- Oculus VR
- Tesla Model S

2013

- DJI Phantom 1 drone
- PlayStation 4
- X-Box One

2014

- Amazon Echo
- Windows 10

2015

- Apple Watch
- AlphaGo from Google DeepMind

2016

- Apple AirPods
- Google Assistant
- Microsoft HoloLens
- Pokemon Go

2017

- Fortnite
- Nintendo Switch
- TikTok

2018

- X-Box Adaptive Controller
- Motorola Razr
- Microsoft HoloLens 2

2019

- Apple Mac Pro
- Disney+
- Google Pixel 3a

2020

- PlayStation 5
- Microsoft X-Box Series S
- Samsung Sero

2021

- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Meeting Owl Pro
- Pure Flux One e-bike

So what do you think of our selection? Is there anything missing? Let us know in the comments below…

For the uninitiated amongst you, theICEway ecosystem of companies delivers end-to-end digital strategies. It consists of ICE, CRIBB Cyber Security and eTestware. The latter 2 of these IT specialist brands provide help and support with – you guessed it – cyber security and software testing. ICE then infuses its efforts in technology projects, application managed service and cloud strategy with these important elements.

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