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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2009 vol. 11)
ISSN: 1520-9202
pp: 16-22
Technology innovations have shaped the IT Industry since its inception. Adoption of a particular innovation is often a key survival factor: "fast followers" learn from others, monetize an innovation, and almost always make abnormal profits. Thus, the important question for IT professionals is, "How can I evaluate an emerging trend for its investment worthiness?" To answer this question, the author describes a diffusion of IT innovations framework that can evaluate emerging trends in the IT space. He also analyzed some current trends using this framework and suggests strategies for investing in them.
Strategic planning, emerging trends, SaaS, software as a service, SOA, service oriented architecture, cloud computing, IT infrastructure, IT investment, diffusion of IT innovation framework

M. Sahoo, "IT Innovations: Evaluate, Strategize, and Invest," in IT Professional, vol. 11, no. , pp. 16-22, 2009.
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