Enterprise Technology Slideshow: 7 Technologies Enterprises Need in 2010

By Tony Kontzer  |  Posted 03-10-2010

7 Technologies Enterprises Need in 2010

Social Media The search for the perfect Facebook-for-the-Enterprise continues, and the Sharepoints and Lotus Notes of the world better be prepared to be pushed aside.

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Innovation Management Drawing from the crowd mentality of social media, this software category will be critical as companies turn to innovation on all fronts as they look for an edge on the road to recovery.

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Netbooks Laugh if you want, but these pared-down laptops-until now, popular only with consumers-look like an ideal tool in a business world looking to deliver more and more applications via the cloud.

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Listening Platforms No, we're not talking corporate espionage. This emerging software category lets companies "listen" to what's being said about their brands online.

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PC Power Management The days of systematic wasting of power are gone; green tech is here to stay.

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Telepresence With green concerns ensuring that business travel is unlikely to return to its dot-com-bubble heyday, this upscale alternative to videoconferencing will see a healthy surge as spending returns to pre-recession levels.

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Video Gaming Competitive gaming is increasingly viewed as a platform for everything from training to advertising to innovation. No, that doesn't mean you should put in a request for an Xbox-yet.

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