IT Management Slideshow: 8 Epic Tech Launches of the 21st Century (So Far)
Did you really think this would not top the list? Launched in 2007, the iPhone revolutionized the smartphone market with its touchscreen and intuitive operating system. It also revolutionized enterprise mobility, sparking the bring-your-own-device tidal wave that has permanently altered how business users relate to IT. At least one industry analyst predicts that 116.4 million iPhones will be sold by year-end 2012.
With the second decade of the 21st Century well underway, we thought it was a perfect time to pause and consider the remarkable products and technological innovations we've seen so far. The past 11 years have ushered in a parade of disruptive, life-altering (and business-altering) products and services that have settled so firmly into our everyday lives that it's hard to remember how we functioned without them. In the process, these innovations have rewritten the rules of enterprise IT, reshaped the ways in which we communicate, and revamped our workplaces. The eight technology innovations on this list were chosen based on the impact they've had in our work environments, our personal lives, or both.