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Friday, June 10, 2005

What are Gartner's hottest topics this year?

Gartner came out this week with its picks for 2005. The hottest topics this year include open source software, voice/data convergence, service-oriented architecture, IT utility, and global sourcing.

I am not surprised to see that open source is one of the hottest topics in software this year and I wouldn't be surprised if it stays up there for the next few years. However I am still impressed by these numbers: "By 2008 95% of Global 2000 organizations will have formal open-source acquisition and management strategies; and, OSS applications will directly compete with closed-source products in every software infrastructure market. By 2010, IT organizations in Global 2000 companies will consider open-source products in 80% of their infrastructure-focused software investments and 25 percent of their business software investments."

Read the full press release.

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