Lundquist's 10 Tech Strategies for Building a Successful Business in 2010
As 2009 comes to an end in a few weeks, eWEEK's Eric Lundquist is contemplating the 10 technology strategies that IT managers and administrators can use to help cut costs and improve their company's business outlook for 2010. Some of the technologies and strategies that Lundquist sees making a big impact next year include cloud computing and virtualization, social networking, and whether or not to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7.The end of the year approaches, and you have spent way too much time on Facebook and Twitter and worrying about little things like keeping your company in business in 2009. However, despite a once-gloomy economy now showing some sun around the edges and an interest in social media bordering on fixation, the technology world has continued to move forward. Here are 10 steps you should take between now and the end of the year to get your business in technology shape for 2010. Build a Business Intelligence Strategy
Survey after survey show that business intelligence is at the top of every CIO's priority list for 2010 projects. Why is that? Business intelligence is just a fancy term for accomplishing what all that technology investment is supposed to do in the first place: provide an accurate picture of your company, your competitors and the marketplace. Too often, business intelligence has been the province of a separate group of "BI experts" and programmers. In 2010, you should be able to play "what-if" scenarios based on real data from your company.