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Info-Tech flags six technologies IT departments should consider in 2011

Businesses have been slow to trust the innovative technologies of the past few years, but according to a new study by Info-Tech Research Group, 2011 will be the year of mass adoption. The growing pains have subsided and newer technologies are...


January 5, 2011  


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Businesses have been slow to trust the innovative technologies of the past few years, but according to a new study by Info-Tech Research Group, 2011 will be the year of mass adoption. The growing pains have subsided and newer technologies are now ripe and ready to go mainstream.

“As budget freezes start to thaw out, end users and businesses are very actively adopting new technologies and maintaining status quo is no longer an option for IT,” said Andy Woyzbun, lead research analyst for Info-Tech. “IT shops will need to push the release of new and innovative technologies in 2011 in order to continue widespread growth.”

According to the research firm,  technologies every IT department should consider in 2011 are social media, mobile applications, cloud computing, simple analytic tools, desktop virtualization and enterprise content management applications.

The latter, said Info-Tech, will help IT shops avoid chaos in the efficient storage, control and retrieval of documents, e-mails and video: “These are growing in volume and business importance. The disciplines, such as control and security, developed around operational databases must be extended to the other data collected by IT.”

A video summary of Info-Tech’s Top Six Technologies for 2011 is available for viewing at www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAt1FrMXFR8