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Gartner's Top 10 Technologies

In October, Gartner outlined the 10 technologies it thinks will give organizations the most bang for their budgets in 2011. How many of these technologies will be a true hit?

  1. Cloud computing
  2. Mobile apps and media tablets
  3. Next-gen analytics
  4. Social analytics
  5. Social communication and collaboration
  6. Video
  7. Context-aware computing
  8. Ubiquitous computing
  9. Storage class memory
  10. Fabric based infrastructure and computers

Items that were added to the list are shown in bold.

Curious to know what's changed from last year's list? This time last year, Gartner suggested these technologies were the ones to watch:

  1. Cloud computing
  2. Advanced analytics
  3. Client computing
  4. IT for green
  5. Reshaping the data center
  6. Social computing
  7. Security - activity monitoring
  8. Flash memory
  9. Virtualization for availability
  10. Mobile applications

Technologies that dropped off the "Top 10" list from 2010 to 2011 are shown with strikeout. They haven't completely disappeared from the IT radar, but others have taken their spot on the "Top 10".