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Green IT makes Gartner's top 10 list of strategic technologies for 2008

There are still a couple months left of 2007, but that doesn't mean that IT organizations and enterprises -- big and small -- aren't already looking towards next year. So, what are the technologies that we can expect to see more of in 2008? Gartner offers its prediction of the top 10 strategic technologies for 2008 (NetworkWorld).

There are still a couple months left of 2007, but that doesn't mean that IT organizations and enterprises — big and small — aren't already looking towards next year. So, what are the technologies that we can expect to see more of in 2008? Gartner offers its prediction of the top 10 strategic technologies for 2008 (NetworkWorld).

Here's a snippet from the news story:

Gartner has identified the "Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2008," and is urging IT executives to think about the risk of not implementing each one. If your competitor masters one of these technologies and you don't, will you be at a strategic disadvantage?

So, what technologies made the top 10 list? If you're not interested in reading the full analysis, here's the information at a glance:

  1. Green IT
  2. Unified Communication (UC)
  3. Business Process Management
  4. Metadata Management
  5. Virtualization 2.0
  6. Mashups & Composite Applications
  7. Web Platform & WOA
  8. Computing Fabrics
  9. Real World Web
  10. Social Software

Which one of these technologies would you take to the bank? Is Gartner's prediction spot on, or do you think that a particular technology is missing from the list?

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Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.

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