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Gartner’s 10 technologies worth watching

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I mentioned earlier in the week that the Gartner Symposium has been going on this week down at Disney World in Orlando.

One of the interesting things that Gartner presents each year around this time is its list of technologies worth watching for the next year. Technically, Gartner describes them as “strategic technologies,” which the market research firm describes as “one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years.”

With that, the list of strategic technologies:

  • Virtualization
  • Cloud computing
  • Servers — Beyond Blades
  • Web-Oriented Architectures
  • EnterpriseMashups
  • Specialized Systems
  • Social Software and Social Networking
  • Unified Communications
  • Business Intelligence
  • Green IT

So they don’t have Web 2.0 together — Gartner has broken it up into various bits.

These are directed at industry over all. We all know that governments are… different. For example, I still think that cloud computing is a tough sell in government. Enterprise mash-ups can be incredibly powerful. (See the CJD-fav Virtual Alabama.)

Get more information and details on this list here… and Gartner has even posted a video with officials talking about why these matter.

Written by cdorobek

October 15, 2008 at 4:59 PM

Posted in Technology

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  1. Another absolutely facinating talk on Emerging Core Technologies. Included: energy, semiconductors, wireless, computing architectures, storage, and displays.

    Fascinating discussion on influence of gaming technology on innovation.

    I was glad to be a technologist today.

    Linda

    October 15, 2008 at 11:42 PM


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