Emerging IT Trends

Assignment 1: Discussion—Emerging IT Trends

Assignment 1: Discussion—Emerging IT Trends  Due
Tuesday, December 18, 2012





Information technology evolves rapidly and businesses must stay abreast of that evolution in order to remain competitive in today’s market. 

Using the University online library resources and the Internet, research emerging IT trends. Use your research and what you have learned in this course over the past seven modules to develop your responses to this discussion.

Respond to the following:

  • Which emerging IT trend is currently impacting your business or could impact your business in the future?
  • Should your organization respond by being an early adopter or waiting to see what transpires?
  • What are the risks involved?
  • What might be other considerations regarding this technology trend?

Give reasons and examples in support of your responses.

Write your initial response in approximately 300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.


  • Relate the IT trend they have identified, to your company explaining if it is applicable.

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria

Identified the emerging IT trend that is currently impacting the business or could impact the business in the future.

Analyzed and described whether the organization should respond by being an early adopter or waiting to see what transpires.

Described the risks involved.

Identified and listed the other considerations regarding this technology trend.


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