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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 has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

6 comments
Nodisalsi
Nodisalsi

11. 100's of new brands invented and registered of poorly spelt English language and SMS txting abbreviations. 12. Revelations that more working hours are spent on social networking and MUD gameing than doing serious work.

apotheon
apotheon

I looked at the original list of ten and thought "These should be called the top ten buzzwords of the fourth quarter of 2007, not the top ten strategic technologies of 2008." edit: Of course, it being Gartner, I guess I shouldn't have expected any better.

jess.balang
jess.balang

Mostly it always come on a ramdom sequence. We could be on anything.

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

Gartner offers its prediction of the top 10 strategic technologies for 2008. Is Gartner's prediction spot on, or do you think that a particular technology is missing from the list?

cviator
cviator

I would have to say based on the business benefits and the how full all the virtualation sessions were at the '07 Gartner Symposium, that virtualiztion must be at or near the top of the list.

john.decoville
john.decoville

Should be near the top. It's a Landslide. --John