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IT Management Slideshow: 10 Technology Projects for CIOs in 2011

By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 12-16-2010
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Learn to orchestrate the cloudSign up for a Google Apps for Business account. (www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/index.html). I'm only picking this one because it is fully available now, while other vendors (like Microsoft) are still filling out the suite. Cloud based apps, app stores and all the rest can profoundly change your business. You better learn what it is all about.
What happens when business tech and consumer tech collide? We're going to find out in the year ahead. We've long talked about the "consumerization" of IT in the enterprise, but in 2011 we're going to experience a perfect storm of technology advances and worker demand that will make this concept our reality. Enterprises that only a year ago were slamming the door shut on any discussion of personal mobile devices being allowed into the workplace are changing their views as they consider the productivity benefits these solutions can unleash. Enterprises that have previously taken a dim view of social networking are starting to consider how social media can enhance collaboration and team building across the operation. Enterprises that have been dismissing cloud computing as the latest vendor hype will put to good use the business agility that such options can enable. With these drivers in mind, we've created this list of 10 technology projects to embark on in 2011. These projects won't cost you much money, and they might just help you change your company into a long-distance frontrunner.
 
 
Since 1996, Eric Lundquist has been Editor in Chief of eWEEK, which includes domestic, international and online editions. As eWEEK's EIC, Lundquist oversees a staff of nearly 40 editors, reporters and Labs analysts covering product, services and companies in the high-technology community. He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings and user events and sits on numerous advisory boards. Eric writes the popular weekly column, 'Up Front,' and he is a confidant of eWEEK's Spencer F. Katt gossip columnist.
 
 

 

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