Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Emerging Technologies

According to CIO Insight, the five most fastest-growing technologies are ...
1. Virtualization (servers and storage)
2. Customer Self-Service Technologies and Applications
3. Open-Source Applications and Systems
4. Collaboration Software
5. Storage Equipment

I bet that casual observers are surprised by the list. There is nothing about mobile technology, the convergence of voice, data and video, or about messaging. Except for the absence of messaging, the list makes intuitive sense, even if it might not seem all that exciting to the outside world. Two are about optimizing infrastructure (#1 & #5), and the other three are outgrowths of Web 2.0 capabilities.

What are your plans around these five?

What do you think about how this list compares and fits with CIO spending priorities for 2008?

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