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rPath Offers Eight Safe 2010 Predictions They Can't Miss

With the rest of the world, rPath predicts "virtualization rising" and "cloud computing forming" in 2010

rPath Session at Cloud Expo

Cloud Computing Expo - rPath announced “Eight IT Predictions for 2010,” an animated short video that offers a lighthearted view of what the future holds for enterprise IT. The video is available now at http://bit.ly/6lCjug.

“For many organizations, 2009 was a painful year,” said Jake Sorofman, vice president of marketing for rPath. “But in IT, pain usually precedes progress, and that’s what we’re forecasting for 2010 — progress borne of necessity and informed by the struggles of 2009. For 2010, we’ll see many of the lessons of a down economy play out in the form of fundamentally leaner approaches to enterprise IT.”


Despite its comic tone and tongue-in-cheek depiction of IT personnel and chickens, “Eight IT Predictions for 2010” has a more serious purpose as context for shaping a strategic IT agenda for 2010 and beyond.

The video predicts that next year’s IT agenda will once again focus on cost reductions.

For 2010, however, they will be strategic — rather than tactical — cost reductions supported by the eight rPath predictions:

1. Virtualization rising

2. Clouds forming

3. Storm warnings

4. Self-service IT takes shape

5. Conquering complexity

6. Automation expands

7. IT roles shift

8. The application-centric data center emerges

For more information on rPath, please visit http://www.rpath.com.

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