Research Slideshow: Hottest Emerging Technologies of 2011

By Guy Currier  |  Posted 12-28-2010

Top 5 to Investigate

(percent respondents investigating, testing or currently using)Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) (76 percent)Cloud Security (75 percent)Private Clouds (74 percent)Public Clouds (73 percent)IPv6 (69 percent)

Top 5 to Investigate

Top 5 to Investigate

(percent respondents currently in testing stage)Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) (26 percent)Private Clouds (23 percent)Cloud Security (22 percent)IPv6 (21 percent)Public Clouds (20 percent)

Top 5 to Investigate

Business Process Improvement3 Technologies Most Expected to Improve Business Processes

(percent respondents anticipating this outcome)Hosted sharing tools, e.g. Google Docs, SharePoint (23 percent)Tablet devices, e.g. iPad (21 percent)Video VoIP calling, e.g. Skype (21 percent)

Business Process Improvement3 Technologies Most Expected to Improve Business Processes

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Cost Reduction3 Technologies Most Expected to Reduce Costs(percent respondents anticipating this outcome)Storage virtualization (26 percent)Hosted sharing tools, e.g. Google Docs, SharePoint (24 percent)Application virtualization (23 percent)

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Revenue Generation3 Technologies Most Expected to Generate Revenue(percent respondents anticipating this outcome)Tablet devices, e.g. iPad (25 percent)Mobile device/mobile data management (21 percent)Storage virtualization (20 percent)

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3 Hottest Computing Technologies

(percent respondents who have already deployed)Storage virtualization (45 percent)Application virtualization (41 percent)Virtual appliances (29 percent)

3 Hottest Computing Technologies

3 Hottest Software Technologies/Strategies

(percent respondents who have already deployed)Service-oriented architecture (35 percent)Social computing (28 percent)Linux on the desktop (28 percent)

3 Hottest Software Technologies/Strategies

3 Hottest Web/Collaboration Applications

(percent respondents who have already deployed)Hosted sharing tools (51 percent)Enterprise user self-help/self-service portals (43 percent)Video VoIP calling, e.g. Skype (43 percent)

3 Hottest Web/Collaboration Applications

3 Hottest Networking/Mobile Technologies

(percent respondents who have already deployed)802.11n WiFi (52 percent)Network virtualization (41 percent)Tablet devices (36 percent)

3 Hottest Networking/Mobile Technologies

3 Hottest Security Technologies

(percent respondents who have already deployed)Endpoint management (59 percent)Encryption-key management (47 percent)Trusted operating systems/mandatory access control (41 percent)

3 Hottest Security Technologies