Saturday, January 13, 2007

Disruptive Technolgies are here to stay

Author: Ankur

Nothing is permanent but change!
In his 1997 best-selling book, "The Innovator's Dilemma", Professor C. M. Christensen from Harvard Business School coined the term Disruptive Technology to describe a new technology that unexpectedly displaces an established technology. Several technologies that have been percolating around the edges of mainstream software industry are expected to bubble up to the surface this year, and CEOs / CIOs and IT managers need to be prepared for the aspects and opportunities they represent-just to play safe!

The major fields to watch out for in the year 2007 are predicted to be:

  • RFID: Motorbikes on roads to billboards on skyscrapers, this is "the" thing to watch out with key players like IBM and Honda putting up their toil!
  • WEB SERVICES: After making a mark with words like blogs, social networking, RSS, web2.0, google, wiki into the lives of a common man in the past year, lets see what new software-services come up this year.
  • FREE SERVER VIRTUALIZATION: The concept behind virtual machine software is simply stated but hard to implement. The idea is to run multiple operating systems and applications in the same box, making it easier to provision a new server and make more productive use of the hardware. Interesting, ain't it?

  • ADVANCED GRAPHICS PROCESSING: This further breaks into - a) 3-D Image Arts and b) Usage of Graphic Processors. Microsoft has already aired off their new operating system, Vista: a classy example of what advanced graphics can be. I'm sure there's pretty much awaited!

Keep Watching. Good Luck!

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