The Four Fastest-Growing Technology Areas


I’ve been silent since Monday because I’ve been busily interviewing and performing the analysis for our upcoming cover story on the top trends of 2012. Here’s a little preview.

I won’t reveal anything about the trends themselves, but I do want to show this: half of North American organizations with 100 or more employees are increasing their tablet investments, and nearly as many (44 percent) are expanding virtualization. That’s pretty huge; the #3 and #4 areas, business intelligence and social communications, are far behind.

The way this question was asked in the survey, ongoing steady investment wont’t register here. So this is only showing increasing investment. When half of all companies are taking their 2011 plans of x roll-outs and turning them into 1.5x or 2x, take notice.