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InformationWeek: Forrester: What's Hot In 2004?

Jan 12, 2004, 20:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Linux in the data center, offshore outsourcing, and RFID are among the top trends to watch in 2004. So says Forrester Research, which interviewed more than 500 IT managers to compile its list of prognostications for the upcoming year. That list, released Friday, includes technology adoption trends, as well as growth patterns and changes predicted for the new year.

"Linux will cement its position in the data center in 2004, Forrester says, thanks to a maturation in the operating system's distribution that's aimed at large companies. By year's end, say the IT managers surveyed, close to 10% of Global 2000 companies will have moved from Windows-based servers to Linux for their basic network infrastructure..."

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