PricewaterhouseCoopers releases annual technology trends forecastThe report examines impact of global technology, from computing platforms to wireless communications. A greater number of businesses using wireless data transmission, the emergence of ERP vendors competing as application service providers (ASPs), and the task of allowing computer systems to access the Internet are just some of the technology trends discussed in the recently released 11th annual PricewaterhouseCoopers Technology Forecast. Technology Forecast: 2000 is a comprehensive analysis of both the underlying infrastructure technologies that drive the advancements in e-business and the new computing platforms that global businesses will use. Technology Forecast: 2000 provides deep insight on current and future technology trends, with the goal of enabling global business leaders to anticipate change and to plan for the future. The Technology Forecast also examines advances in business computing technology, including ever-shrinking PCs, the replacement of CD-ROM drives with DVD, speech and handwriting recognition, "smart" appliances, virtual reality interfaces, and the first non-military applications for ultra-wideband wireless communications. Developed by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Technology Centre in Menlo Park, Calif., the Technology Forecast is an annual guide to the current and future technologies that companies will be using on a global scale. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.pwcglobal.com.