As every year, Gartner identifies the 10 technologies that will be strategic for most organizations all through next year. And of course, cloud computing is among them.
For Gartner, the technologies appearing in the report have potential enough to significantly impact during the next 3 years, whether in business or IT department, as well as receive an important volume of investment or mean a risk in case organizations do not implement them in time. A strategic technology can already exist or be mature and/or become suitable enough for a wide range of uses. It can be also an emerging technology that offers an opportunity for strategic business advantages for early adopters or with potential for significant market disruption within the next five years. These technologies represent an impact on the organizations long-term plans, programs and initiatives. In short, these technologies will be strategic for most organizations and, as such, they should be included in planning for IT leaders.
Let’s see what Gartner says about Cloud computing technologies:
The cloud is a disruptive force and has potential to generate a long-term impact in most industries. While market remains in its early stages in 2011 and 2012, it is expected that all suppliers of large companies offer the possibility to build cloud environments and also services in the cloud.
Companies are already implementing private and hybrid cloud environments to bring together capabilities such as securing, managing and governing all business requirements.
Furthermore, form security point of view, companies are already working to solve this critical point. For Gartner, the challenge of private clouds is to lead the operations and development groups closer among each other in order to approach the speed and efficiency of public providers of cloud services.
As an anecdote, we’ve also deemed important to refer to other technologies covered in the report:
Mobile Devices platform: A unique platform leave us in a both B2E and B2C environment, and IT managers will have to face that.
Applications for mobile devices, changing interfaces: The emphasis on touch, gestures, search, voice and video, will change the way we design user interfaces.
User experience: The quality of interaction with the end user or an object will improve knowing computer context built with information obtained through activities, connections and user preferences; and this all, in order to anticipate to users needs.
Internet of Things: The Internet is reaching objects thanks to the inclusion in them of devices connected to Internet focused in technologies for identifying, sensing and communicating.
Apps stores: Gartner predicts billions of downloads per year. This will grow from a consumer-only phenomenon to an enterprise focus creating the Enterprise app stores.
Next generation Google Analytics: Analytics will mature from structured and simple data analyzed by individuals to analysis of complex information of many types (text, video, etc…) The new step is to provide simulation, prediction, optimization and other analytics, that goes beyond information.
Big Data. The size, complexity of formats and speed of delivery exceeds the capabilities of traditional data management technologies, a fact that underscores the emergence of new technologies to solve it.
In-Memory Computing. Gartner emphasizes that there is an excessive use of flash in consumer devices. Large volumes of information are a reality for any department of Business Intelligence, and the increasingly advanced use of large databases in business, the operating speed is a key concern: in-memory computing could be the answer who was looking for.
Low-power servers. The potential advantage is the reduction of consumption but have to avoid or minimize intensive tasks and redirect workloads to a website.
Anticipating to what will happen seems interesting, doesn’t it? If you want learn more, we invite you to read the whole article, as always.