Autonomous Computing, Social Network Analysis, Wearable Tech

8. Self-Healing/Autonomous Computing

As predicted in 2008: 16%
As predicted in 2007: 22%

Who said computers aren't as smart as humans? Not IT leaders, apparently. The potential for computing resources that manage themselves can provide cost savings and free up IT pros for other duties.

9. Social Network Analysis

As predicted in 2008: 15%
As predicted in 2007: n/a

Social networking is on the rise, including in the enterprise, but businesses need a way to manage it all. Analyzing social net activity can help them harness value, which has been largely absent.

10. Wearable/Implanted Technology

As predicted in 2008: 14%
As predicted in 2007: 17%

Business workers won't become cyborgs (well, maybe), but various tech firms have been fine-tuning more equipment designed to be toted or implanted.

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This article was originally published on 12-03-2008
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