Gartner Hype cycle is a good way to take a bird’s eye view of where the technology markets are headed in a short and medium term. Here are some interesting trends being observed :
Cloud computing is seen to have climbed to the peak of hype from 2008 and holds a promising future as increasing number of enterprises are looking at reducing “on-premise” equipment and exploiting computational power, storage and apps in the cloud. Airtel Net PC is an example of commercial adoption of the concept.
SOA seems to have arrived! Though advancing a bit slowly, but surely, its out from white boards to some productive implementation at large enterprise level. Enterprises worldwide ‘dare’ to allocate bucks on this integration approach which has been finally making sense now. Web 2.0 seems to have been following the similar trend.
Micro blogging which was emerging in 2008 has seems to be loosing its shine this year.
Video Search, which has been there for a while now, mostly in the research labs, it catching some heat.
Certain technology trends like Tablet PC, Electronic Paper, Social Network Analysis, Green IT either have stagnated or disillusioned from their promising spots.
Focus clearly has shifted from media centric trends in 2007 and 2008 to otherwise conceptually unconventional enterprise technologies.
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