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Top 10 Data Storage Technologies That Could Disappear

Mar 16, 2010, 05:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Drew Robb)

"So let's forget prognostication and take a different look into the crystal ball. Instead of predicting which technologies will take over in the future, let's predict what won't be there, or what will gradually start to fade in the storage and data center world.

"Mike Karp, an analyst with Ptak Noel and Associates, took at stab at just that. Here is his Top 10 list of technologies that will fade away:

"Scripts. There will be fewer and fewer opportunities for people writing scripts. Even within the mainframe world where scripting is second only to breathing, scripting will greatly diminish. And the reason is simple — as the old brigade fades into retirement, they will be replaced by a younger set with no real scripting orientation. "All the newer IT staffers have grown up with GUIs, and that is what most of them want to work with," said Karp. "Also, scripts don't automate well."

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