Trends Slideshow: IT Trends: 7 Growing Priorities for 2010

By Brian P. Watson  |  Posted 02-05-2010

IT Trends: 7 Growing Priorities for 2010

Among the various prognostications of what technologies will be hottest in 2010, one trend is common: that consumer-focused tools will continue to permeate the enterprise.

Witness the latest survey from CompTIA. The IT industry association polled more than 300 IT and business pros in December to get their take on what IT trends will be most prevalent this year.

Here's what they said.

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No. 1 - Using social networks to sell/market products

Rapidly accelerating: 38%Accelerating: 49%Declining: 13%

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No. 2 - Using alternative productivity apps (Zoho, etc.)

Rapidly accelerating: 28%Accelerating: 54%Declining: 19%

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No. 3 - Telework/Virtual Office

Rapidly accelerating: 28%Accelerating: 50%Declining: 22%

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No. 4 - Offshoring

Rapidly accelerating: 23%Accelerating: 39%Declining: 38%

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No. 5 - Developing/Utilizing Private Clouds

Rapidly accelerating: 22%Accelerating: 48%Declining: 30%

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No. 6 -Using Consumer Tech in the Enterprise

Rapidly accelerating: 21%Accelerating: 54%Declining: 26%

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No. 7 -M&A/Industry Consolidation

Rapidly accelerating: 14%Accelerating: 54%Declining: 31%

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