Top 10 Tech Trends of 2011
What technologies and trends will your organization be focusing on next year? How will you cope with virtualization, mobility, Internet applications, and security? Baseline research set out to find what’s happening now and what comes in the IT workplace, so you know what to prepare for, what to look at and what to avoid. We fielded a detailed survey to just under 400 managers in organizations having at least 100 employees, across all sectors in the U.S. and Canada. We asked these managers what their expectations are for various strategies and technologies at their workplace in 2011. We asked whether technology commitments were going to rise or fall, and, if so, by how much. And we also asked which technologies the various stakeholders (IT, users, executives and finance/budget departments) supported most strongly. Then we got down to comparing the results for each strategy or technology -- both against one another and against last year’s responses – in order to gain what we believe is fairly clear picture of the IT 2011 landscape.