IT Management Slideshow: Lundquist's Top Tech Trends for 2011

By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 11-19-2010
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The CIO as Services Maestro

The CIO as Services Maestro

The CIO has traditionally been the person trying to translate technology developments into business strategies. Increasingly, that translation means quickly finding and evaluating new software service offerings. The discovery, education, and deployment of a service offering in a company will be the hallmark of the 2011 CIO.

What are the top technology trends that are sure to have the biggest impact when the calendar flips to 2011? CIO Insight's Eric Lundquist breaks it down for us, presenting a view of the year ahead as one that will see significant shifts in the IT organization as well as major developments in cloud, virtualization and mobility. Lundquist is also predicting that 2011 is the year that enterprises will move off the sidelines and actively begin using and promoting consumer technologies in the corporate environment. We also offer a glimpse of what to expect from the big tech companies - Apple, Google, IBM, Oracle and Microsoft. Still, the world of technology changes all the time. Just because a company is on top right now doesn't mean it can stay there forever. Like Wall Street investors, IT executives need to know which tech trends to follow to get a better idea of which vendor offers the best products at the best prices. The takeaway? If you think the pace of change in IT was unprecedented in 2010, just wait until the New Year rolls around.

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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