|Social Networks, Analytics||2 Nov 2010|
|Next Generation and Social Analytics among Gartner Top 10 for 2011 by Ingo Mierswa||Comment (2)|
Gartner, Inc. highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2011 . Those technologies are assumed to have the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.
Among the selected technologies, two of them are highly related to data mining:
Next Generation Analytics. "[...] It is becoming possible to run simulations or models to predict the future outcome, rather than to simply provide backward looking data about past interactions, and to do these predictions in real-time to support each individual business action. [...]"
Social Analytics. "Social analytics describes the process of measuring, analyzing and interpreting the results of interactions and associations among people, topics and ideas. [...] Social network analysis involves collecting data from multiple sources, identifying relationships, and evaluating the impact, quality or effectiveness of a relationship."
I must say that I agree on most of the selected technologies and I am particularly happy that with Next Generation Analytics and Social Analytics two areas were selected which are strongly covered by Rapid-I and our products!
I also find it quite interesting that ubiquitous computing finally is a part of this list. Personally, I follow the thought of my PhD supervisor Katharina Morik who strongly believes that the combination of data analysis with ubiquitous computing will become one of the next hot topics for analysts.
Here is a good comparison of 2010 and 2011 top technologies from 10 things: Handicapping Gartner's top technologies for 2011, by Larry Dignan, ZDnet: