Below article taken from one of my current favorite website. I guess it can be understandable for IT geek and non IT geek.. In the brackets. aku suka2 tambah.. 🙂 Happy reading..

I’ve organized this list into counterpoints, trends that will be “IN” and related trends that will be on their way “OUT” during 2009. These are not absolutes. The INs will not be ubiquitous and the OUTs won’t be extinct. The rule of thumb here is that for the INs you’ll see more of them in 2009 than you saw in 2008, while you’ll see less of the OUTs in 2009 than you did last year. So here we go…

IN: IT pros with business skills (this is me 😉 ahaks) – OUT: Technical certifications

IN: Web-based applications – OUT: Build-it-yourself custom software

IN: Automating processes to save money (yeah rite, no xtra charge plz)- OUT: Long-term projects

IN: Macs in the enterprise – OUT: Upgrading XP machines to Vista (Trust me.. don’t do it)

IN: Virtualization (bygkan everything will be virtualized.. space saving) – OUT: Infinite racks of small servers

IN: Core i7 – OUT: The Pentium brand

IN: Thin clients – OUT: A laptop for every knowledge worker

IN: WiMAX (dulu kata kat MY nak launch on 2008.. ku tunggu waktu itu)- OUT: Metro Wi-Fi

IN: Ubuntu – OUT: Red Hat

IN: Business Intelligence (BI) – OUT: SNMP data overload

IN: Telecommuting (Really? probably yes, nak plak supported by the use of smart phones yg makin meluas.. aku jer guna hp cikai.. hua hua hua. Go Mobile)- OUT: The 8-5 work day

IN: HP laptops and desktops (good parts/components, but lack of after sales services) – OUT: Dell laptops and desktops (Too many refurbished parts/components but good cust support/after sales services)

IN: Multifunction server appliances – OUT: Best-of-breed network devices

IN: Smartphones – OUT: Desktop-replacement notebooks

IN: Video conferencing (more practical) – OUT: Air travel for a single meeting

IN: More internships – OUT: Filling open positions

IN: Conserving energy – OUT: Building IT for future growth

IN: WAN acceleration – OUT: Dark fiber

IN: 3G broadband – OUT: Frame relay

IN: Netbooks (huhu.. lepas nih tak yah mintak notebook la mintak netbook pulak. This is a mini-laptop, weighing at 0.9 – 1.4 kgs. My personal notebook pun 1.2kgs, kira netbook la tuh.. to old already, Twinhead, bought on 2003, tapi masih gagah tak pernah bagi masalah) – OUT: Desktop PCs

IN: Microsoft Office on the Web (oo. aku tak pernah guna pun yang nih) – OUT: Azure, Live Mesh, and Windows Live

IN: CIOs with minimal tech background (This is future-me.. hahaha berangan) – OUT: CIO as lead engineer

IN: IT/business integration – OUT: Centralized IT departments (Ini memang tak bleh pakai.. too many cash flow)