Gartner hat wie jedes Jahr seinen Technologie-Ausblick für das nächste Jahr veröffentlicht. Zu den zehn wichtigsten Trends 2010 gehören auch Mobile Applikationen.
Die Begründung lautet:
By year-end 2010, 1.2 billion people will carry handsets capable of rich, mobile commerce providing a rich environment for the convergence of mobility and the Web. There are already many thousands of applications for platforms such as the Apple iPhone, in spite of the limited market and need for unique coding. It may take a newer version that is designed to flexibly operate on both full PC and miniature systems, but if the operating system interface and processor architecture were identical, that enabling factor would create a huge turn upwards in mobile application availability.
Die übrigen (oft recht nahe liegenden) Trends sind:
- Cloud Computing,
- Advanced Analytics,
- Client Computing,
- IT for Green,
- Reshaping the Data Center,
- Security – Activity Monitoring,
- Flash Memory,
- Virtualization for Availability
- Social Computing. Workers do not want two distinct environments to support their work – one for their own work products (whether personal or group) and another for accessing “external” information. Enterprises must focus both on use of social software and social media in the enterprise and participation and integration with externally facing enterprise-sponsored and public communities. Do not ignore the role of the social profile to bring communities together.