Some emerging technologies gain acceptance more quickly than others. How quickly a technology takes hold has a lot to do with cost, business value proposition and ease of deployment. In its recent survey on emerging technologies, CIO Insight, a sister publication of eWeek Strategic Partner, found that team collaboration tools top IT executives list of emerging technologies that are most likely to provide business value. Business platforms and management suites came in a distant second.
In all, CIO Insight polled IT executives on 45 emerging technologies. The results are telling for solution providers trying to make strategic decisions about which technologies to invest in. Something to keep in mind: IT executives cited improving business processes, reducing costs and increasing productivity as their top priorities when adopting emerging technologies. For any VAR or integrator out in the field, these priorities should come as no surprise.