As far as Top 10 lists go, it is worth listening to what Gartner has to say:
“Gartner senior analyst and mobile guru, Nick Jones, presented the strategic technologies, and defined them as the ones which will impact CIOs within the mainstream enterprise between the next 12 to 36 months.
‘Strategic technologies will drive significant change, disruption, modifications to your strategy,’ Jones said, urging all CIOs to explicitly address them in their strategy, plans and IT architecture.”
Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2010 include:
* Advanced analytics
* Client computing
* IT for Green
* Reshaping the data centre.
* Social software and social computing
* User activity monitoring (security)
* Flash memory
* Virtualization for availability
* Mobile applications
Check out the article for more about each strategic technology.
Jones did mention that cost is still a factor when thinking about green decisions, which answers a question from an earlier post.