IT & Network Infrastructure : Forrester's Top 10 Noteworthy Trends in Enterprise IT Through 2014
Elastic Application Platforms Emerge
This signifies the rise of elastic applications, which represent a fundamentally new architecture to accommodate variable scale. The platform for this class of applications saves money and reduces time-to-market by automatically scaling processor and storage resources up or down, depending on workload.
The end of 2011 is fast approaching, and that is the time when IT industry analysts start looking ahead to the technology trends that will be prominent for the next year or so. To that end, Forrester Research came out recently with a high-level report that IT managers, CIOs, CTOs and software developers should pay attention to because it addresses a number of relevant IT trends that affect each of these job categories. These are also trends that are apparent to eWEEK's editors as we talk to analysts, IT managers, vendors and other IT thought leaders on a daily basis. This report was researched and written by Forrester analyst Brian Hopkins with help from Gene Leganza, Alex Cullen and Mackenzie Cahill, among others. Read on and see if you agree or disagree. These trends are not ranked in any particular order.