At this week’s Gartner Symposium in Sydney, the analyst firm presented its top 10 strategic technologies for 2010.
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.
According to Jones, Gartner develops its top 10 list by sourcing information from CIOs, hype cycles, analyst questions and the top technologies people ask about.
However, he warned this list is not exclusive, and there are likely to be more strategic technologies that CIOs should track throughout the year.
IT for Green
Reshaping the data centre.
Social software and social computing
User activity monitoring (security)
Virtualisation for availability
“Not everything is appropriate in a public cloud at this point in time,” Jones said. “Regulatory and maturity issues may mean you don’t want to put things on public clouds, but you may want to experiment with cloud computing, so private clouds may be the answer.”
He said CIOs are going to need to explore cloud computing at many different levels of the organisation.