The ROI experts at Nucleus Research have put together their predictions for this year. They expect more of the same as in 2004 in some areas, such as pricing models, integration, and consolidation.
Natalie is a ZDNet staff writer based in Louisville, Kentucky.
We've talked a lot about the marriage between our IT Priorities data and our new analytical tool, BT Trax--our window into which technologies IT decision makers are implementing and the kinds of information they rely on to identify, select, and buy the best solutions. As a toast to their one year anniversary, here's a look at what they taught us in 2004.
It's not just the IT industry that is consolidating but so is the industry that provides advice and insight about it. Gartner's acquisition of Meta Group annouced last month is the latest in a series of mergers among market-research firms facing a tough market with thinning margins.
Wal-Mart may be single-handedly moving the RFID industry along with its ambitious project, but those 100 suppliers who have to meet the directive set by the massive retailer sure don't look convinced.
Our latest BT Trax analysis of how our audience uses ZDNet content has revealed some very interesting trends in demographics over time. The first analysis focused only on server white papers in our ZDNet directory, and drew only upon the data for the top four server vendors--Dell, HP, IBM and Sun.
It's that time of year again, when analyst firms look back at their IT predictions and then congratulate themselves for getting it right or make no comment if they hadn't. Here is one good case of the former.
We may all be going wireless and tossing out PBX but we are a long way from workdays without PCs. Many of us make our living with the very tools that are considered more of a commodity than a novelty (hey, even one of the pioneers is exiting the business).
The ZigBee Alliance announced late on Tuesday that the first ZigBee specification had been ratified. ZigBee is meant to offer short distance low-speed transmissions at very low power consumption which could be used to give network connections to almost any electronic device.
We recently cited data from ZDNet's 2004 Printer Technology Study that cast HP as the clear favorite for color document imaging equipment . It turns out there is a bit more to the story.
Throughout 2004, ZDNet's IT Priorities data have been telling an interesting story about the future. The IT managers and executives we survey each month have told us that networking initiatives will account for 25-30% of their planned IT projects in 2005.