Gartner’s Top Ten Disruptive Technologies for 2008-2012…

Gartner recently released it’s list of Top Ten Disruptive Technologies for 2008-2012 and it’s interesting to see what made the list:

  • Multicore and hybrid processors
  • Virtualisation and fabric computing
  • Social networks and social software
  • Cloud computing and cloud/Web platforms
  • Web mashups
  • User Interface
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Contextual computing
  • Augmented reality
  • Semantics
  • It’s also interesting to see how it compares to the list of Top Ten Strategic Technologies for 2008 that was published back in October 2007.

  • Green IT
  • Unified Communications
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Metadata Management
  • Virtualization 2.0
  • Mashup and Composite Apps
  • Web Platform & WOA
  • Computing Fabric
  • Real World Web
  • Social Software
  • Not sure what makes some technologies Disruptive and others Strategic, but the four that are both Strategic and Disruptive are:

  • Mashups and Composite Apps
  • Web Platform & WOA/Cloud Computing
  • Social Software
  • Virtualization/Fabric Computing
  • It would be hard to argue any of these don’t belong. It also reflects the reality of where most, if not all of the innovation is taking place right now.


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