10 Biggest Technology Developments for the Future

By Brian P. Watson  |  Posted 12-03-2008 Print Email
CIOs say these technologies will be among the biggest drivers for success in the coming years, according to our Future of IT study.

Peering into the future is usually a fool's errand, but for IT, it's essential. CIO Insight asked 222 IT leaders about which technologies they expect to explode in the next five to 10 years, as part of our upcoming Future of IT study. Here's what they said.

1. Green IT

As predicted in 2008: 47%
As predicted in 2007: 32%

Eco-friendly technologies have arrived after years of buzz. IT leaders are becoming more enamored of the cost-saving potential of these technologies for the future much more so than last year.


2. Nanotechnology in PCs/Electronics

As predicted in 2008: 30%
As predicted in 2007: 32%

The buzz around nanotechnology has waxed and waned over the years, and even though interest may have dropped off a bit since last year, IT leaders still see big potential.


3. Business Process Modeling

As predicted in 2008: 28%
As predicted in 2007: 34%

CIO Insight's recent BPI study found that improving processes is a huge booster in good times and bad, but more so in tough times. That could explain the continued interest by CIOs.



 

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