Enterprise Mobility: Tablets, Social, Mobile, Cloud Computing to Top Gartner 2011 Tech List
Each year, Gartner Research trots out a short list of top 10 technologies it believes enterprises should be investing in for the coming year. Check out last year's list here. With Gartner's Symposium in Orlando, Fla., just wrapped up, it's that time again to parse Gartner's prognostications for 2011. Cloud computing and social software have reigned the last few years, and so they do again for 2011. Perhaps the most exciting new entrant on the list is the media tablets/mobile apps category. Tablets are the hot new product for consumers and enterprises heading into the holiday season, kick-started by Apple's popular iPad and given more attention thanks to the emergence of Android-based machines such as Samsung's Galaxy Tab. But there are several other interesting technologies that Gartner believes have the "potential for significant impact on the enterprise." Walk through this short list of 2011 top technologies in this eWEEK slide show.