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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.

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October 15, 2008 at 4:59 PM

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Monday’s Quote of the Day coming from Tweets from Gartner’s Symposium

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As Twittered by Gartner from the Gartner Symposium/ITExpo going on down at Disney World in Orlando:

This one has to be the quote of the day:

* Gartner analyst Whit Andrews “The age of conspicuous consumption is over; the age of conspicuous frugality starts now”

* #Gartner Whit Andrews “This is no downturn; this is a crisis”

* #Gartner Sondergaard identifies top 10 Gartner recommendations for cost optimization for attendees at Symposium in Orlando

* #Gartner Sondergaard “The top recommendation for cost optimization = reduce headcount/freeze hiring”

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A few other good items coming from Orlando:

* #Gartner Harris, live at Symposium Opening Keynote: “Innovation is a people concern, not a technology concern”

* Harris: “2 out of 5 users report using non-company owned devices on company systems and networks”

* #Gartner Harris “technical expertise is no longer the exclusive domain of IT”

* #Gartner Kathy Harris live: “Business is not waiting for IT”

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October 13, 2008 at 8:57 AM

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