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The Emerging Technology Trends That CIOs Should Care About

August 13, 2008

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Today's technology trends may appear like only incremental changes compared with historic changes like ERP and the Internet, but Forrester believes that we are in the initial phases of a major technology innovation and growth wave called "IT everywhere." We are witnessing multiple trends that, when combined, will drive a dramatic change in technology adoption and use. Some of these trends — like X Internet, mobile, SOA, and BPM — have been around for a few years but are just gaining the footing required to launch them into enterprise use. Others — including Technology Populism, Digital Business Architecture, security and risk management, IT ecosystems, the Information Workplace, master data management, and Dynamic Business Applications — are just truly coming online. CIOs must continuously assess these trends to successfully navigate this new wave.

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