What's in the cards for IT managers in 2010?

What are IT managers budgeting for in 2010, and why? Is this the year desktop virtualization takes off, and what role will Hyper-V play in the hypervisor market? This Windows Digest answers those questions and more as we look ahead toward 2010.

While administrators can be grateful for a light first Patch Tuesday in 2010, smarter hackers, more malicious malware and the rise of social engineering may make 2010 a dangerous year in terms of desktop security.

Which desktop technologies, aside from security, will be important to enterprises next year? Learn about the virtualization, Windows 7 and cloud computing developments to watch for with these desktop computing predictions for 2010.

Brian Madden predicts 2010 will be a calm year for desktop virtualization since technical challenges have been overcome, and all we need to do is implement it. But is he right?

We shall see. After a tough year, many IT shops are at least budgeting for server and virtual desktop projects in 2010.

Speaking of virtual servers, there could be some major shakeups in the market if VMware responds to aggressive price pressure with price reductions and Citrix Systems shutters XenServer development.

Server virtualization technology trends to watch for in 2010 include network technologies and virtual server backup and management. One technology that is likely to dominate virtualization trends this year is virtual disaster recovery.

This was first published in January 2010

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