Top 10 IT Strategies for 2010

by Jim Berkowitz on November 13, 2009

Here are several excerpts from an article by Josh Cable, Senior Editor for Industry Week Magazine, Top 10 IT Strategies for 2010. For more information on each strategy area, check out the complete source article:

Gartner Inc. recently unveiled its list of the top 10 strategic technologies and trends for 2010. The Stamford, Conn.-based IT research and consulting firm defines a “strategic technology” as one that presents “a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment or the risk of being late to adopt.”

The top 10 strategic technologies for 2010 include…

  • Cloud computing
  • Advanced analytics
  • Client computing
  • IT for green
  • Reshaping the data center
  • Social computing
  • Security-activity monitoring
  • Flash memory
  • Virtualization for availability
  • Mobile applications

“Companies should factor the top 10 technologies into their strategic planning process by asking key questions and making deliberate decisions about them during the next two years,” said David Cearley, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “However, this does not necessarily mean adoption and investment in all of the technologies. They should determine which technologies will help and transform their individual business initiatives.”

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