Media Tablets and Beyond. Users choose from various form factors, creating a diverse environment with two to four intelligent clients through 2015. IT leaders need a managed diversity program to address multiple form factors, as well as BYOD.
What technologies will be most strategic for organizations in 2012? Market research powerhouse Gartner has weighed in with its forecast, presented during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, with its list of strategic technologies that offer the potential for significant impact in the enterprise in the next three years. That means they may have a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a big investment, or the potential for a big penalty for those who are late to adopt. "These top 10 technologies will be strategic for most organizations, and IT leaders should use this list in their strategic planning process by reviewing the technologies and how they fit into their expected needs," said David Cearley, vice president and Gartner fellow. Gartner recommends organizations begin exploratory projects to look at these technologies. Here' are Gartner's picks for the top 10 strategic technologies for 2012.
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