Friday, October 12, 2007

Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technologies for IT in 2008

Gartner analysts presented their firm's list of the “Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2008” at the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. Gartner "is urging IT executives to think about the risk of not implementing each one." The technologies are as follows: green IT; unified communications; Business Process Management; metadata management; "Virtualization 2.0" (which "simplifies the installation and movement of applications, makes it easy to move work from one machine to another, and allows changes to be made without impacting other IT systems"); mashups; Web platforms and Web-oriented-architecture ("a version of SOA geared toward Web applications"); computing fabrics (server designs that will "allow several blades to be merged across a 'computing fabric,' in which they will appear as a single server to an operating system"); the "real world Web" (which will "augment reality with universal access to information specific to locations, objects or people"); and social software (blogs, wikis, etc.).

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