14 December 2006


Gartner, Inc. released today 10 key predictions that showcase the trends and events that will change the nature of business and IT in 2007 and beyond. These predictions are for general technology areas rather than specific to industries or roles within an organization.

Here are the ones I think will impact librarians most.

Blogging and community contributors will peak in the first half of 2007. Given the trend in the average life span of a blogger and the current growth rate of blogs, there are already more than 200 million ex-bloggers. Consequently, the peak number of bloggers will be around 100 million at some point in the first half of 2007.

By the end of 2007, 75% of enterprises will be infected with undetected, financially motivated, targeted malware that evaded their traditional perimeter and host defenses.

By 2010, the average total cost of ownership (TCO) of new PCs will fall by 50%.

URL: Press release: http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=499323

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