Collaboration Tools, Server Virtualization, Open Source Databases—Which Technologies Make Sense

By Allan Alter  |  Posted 2006-05-26 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We asked CIOs to report on their deployment of 45 top emerging technologies. The results: team collaboration tools, business process platforms/management suites, server virtualization, and open source databases, development tools and languages are conside

Ready for takeoff: Our survey of 45 emerging technologies finds team collaboration tools, business process platforms/management suites, server virtualization, and open source databases, development tools and languages are considered "most likely to provide business value" for their companies.

What computing and software technologies are on your CIO's radar screen? Click here to read our survey's findings.

What mobility, collaboration and business process technologies is your company implementing? Click here to read our survey's findings.

These dogs rarely hunt. Why are some technologies—not just grid, but also utility computing, self-healing/autonomic computing, Semantic Web and MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems)—taking so long to be adopted? Click here to read our analysis.

Are CIOs stifling web 2.0 technologies? Users are plunging into blogs, RSS, podcasts, tagging, and Wikis. But many CIOs seem to have cold feet about letting users try out new technologies. Click here to see our survey's findings.

CIOs start adopting emerging technologies more cautiously. Once-emerging technologies like web services, VoIP and blue tooth almost always provide the business value their users hope for. So why are fewer companies claiming to be early adopters? Click here to find the answer.

Click here to download a PDF of our complete Emerging Technology Survey results. Read our previous emerging technology surveys:

  • Innovation Makes Emerging Technologies Pay Off
  • Emerging Technologies 2004: What's the Business Case for New Technologies?
  • Emerging Technologies 2003: Are New Technologies Adding Business Value?


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    Executive Editor

    Allan Alter has been a specialist on information technology management, strategy and leadership for many years. Most recently, he was editor-in-chief and the director of new content development for the MIT Sloan Management Review. He has been a columnist and department editor at Computerworld, where he won three awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors. Previously he was a special projects editor, senior editor and senior writer for CIO magazine. Earlier, Alter was an associate editor for Mass High Tech. He has edited two books: The Squandered Computer: Evaluating the Business Alignment of Business Technologies and Redesigning the Firm.

     
     
     
     
     
     

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