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By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 01-10-2012 Print

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.

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Remember when MySpace was all the rage in social media? Facebook, which began in 2004 as a social network for college students, opened up in 2006 to anyone over the age of 13 with an email address. By mid-2011, the site was claiming more than 800 million active users around the globe and had forever altered the way we communicate professionally as well as personally.



 

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