No analyst is allowed to get past January 1st without posting their list of predictions for the new year, so I have no choice but to jump into that pool. 2015 was an interesting year for networking, and 2016 will most likely continue that trend. We’ll see a year where the stalwarts like Cisco Systems CSCO +0.00%, Juniper Networks JNPR +0.00% andAlcatel-Lucent Enterprise will see additional challenges from non-traditionals. We’ll see new networking strategies emerging. And we’ll see consolidation as competition heats up.