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Top Ten Business Predictions for 2011

(Michael Friedenberg , ComputerWorld) It's the time of year for bold and brazen predictions, so here's a forecast of the Top 10 trends, priorities and events of 2011.

10. Social media will keep dominating the business conversation.
9. The CIO-CMO relationship will change for the better, growing closer and more collaborative.
8. Cloud will move from an overhyped theory to an adopted practice in mainstream business.
7. Mobile moves aggressively into the data and applications arena.
6. Real-time analytics will define and drive the real-time organization.
5. Security breaches will hit an all-time high.
4. A battle will break out between IT and the lines of business over who really owns the user interface.
3. CIOs will continue evolving beyond an operational focus.
2. Vendor consolidations will cause major support issues.
1. CIO turnover will increase if businesses can't scale.

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