Tuesday, October 16, 2007

IT Changes discussed in Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2007

Gartner believes that there are five major discontinuities that will force IT organizations to change dramatically. The five discontinuities include:
  1. Software as a Service (SaaS)
  2. Web 2.0
  3. Global-class computing
  4. Consumerization of IT
  5. Open-source software.
"The five major discontinuities have the potential to completely disrupt vendor business models, user deployment models, whole market segments and key user and vendor brand assumptions," said Tom Austin, vice president and Gartner Fellow. "These emerging discontinuities reinforce each other, and their combined effect will prove far stronger than each individual trend. IT managers who oversee applications must incorporate these trends into their long-term planning."

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