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Gartner Identifies the Top Ten Strategic Technologies for 2010

Mobile applications on Gartner's radar next year

Gartner has identified their Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2010 and Mobile applications have finally made it onto their radar.

Fellow blogger Philippe Winthrop of Enterprise Mobility Matters brought up a good observation, that for some reason Gartner missed mobility completely last year and though they added mobile applications for 2010, he thinks they have completely missed the boat on mobility as a top 10 technology for 2010 and I have to agree with him. As part of my Technical Evangelist role at Sybase I have seen Mobile Applications becoming more important in the Enterprise for more than a few years and I would have added Mobilizing your Enterprise Systems was important last year, this year and even more imperative for 2010.

I am wondering if lasts years omission, in the 2009 list, was mainly due to the economy and that maybe mobility was not mature enough in the areas of having a killer device? We now have that device penetrating into the Enterprise and companies such as Sybase supporting the Enterprise Infrastructure, including security and management... that device is the iPhone

The Gartner report can be read here, but the 10 Strategic Technologies are...

  • Cloud Computing
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Client Computing
  • IT for Green
  • Reshaping the Data Center
  • Social Computing
  • Security – Activity Monitoring
  • Flash Memory
  • Virtualization for Availability
  • Mobile Applications

I have, over the last few weeks, been putting some thoughts into blogs and summing them up here.

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As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain

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