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[Updated Mar 2: Removed original image of Gartner slide image due to Gartner policy – this can still be viewed in the Gartner presentation.]
A while ago, my colleague Jeff Wettlaufer posted a blog that presented a post on CIO.com that presented the “5 Must-have IT Management Technologies for 2010.” Of the areas Jeff presented, it was great to see how System Center is already forging ahead to enable the delivery of those technologies and capabilities to customers with products you can purchase and use TODAY!
In a similar vein, analyst firm Gartner recently performed a webcast where they listed the 10 technology trends to watch for, along with the timeframe of when each trend is expected to hit (starting in 2009 through to 2011). The presentation from that webcast can be viewed here.
With regards to delivering at least four of those ten trends, again System Center is well-placed to aid customers in adopting those trends – particularly in the datacenter – as follows:
For those of you interested in learning more about Gartner’s thoughts you can view the Gartner webcast presentation here. Also be sure to take a look at the System Center Solutions for Dynamic Datacenters to see how System Center can aid you in adopting and absorbing the benefits of those trends.
Sacha Dawes, CISSP Sr. Technical Product Manager System Center Solutions for Dynamic Datacenters
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