Last month, Gartner published its annual list of Top Strategic Technologies. Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include 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 2010 list they recently published goes like this…
- 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
I found a pdf file of the Gartner presentation of these trends at this fmisociety.org URL (valid as of Nov. 23). For more information, you can read the Gartner Press Release “Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2010” or check out the video below.
You can see the previous lists for 2009 and 2008