Volume 2, Number 7
February 4, 2004
Bruce A. White
Abstract: In the IS 2002 model curriculum, course IS2002.9 is entitled “Physical Design and Implementation in Emerging Environments.” As academics who have worked in a high-tech environments periodically for several years, we have experienced first-hand the disconnect that exists between IS education and practice. This paper looks at some of the “hot” issues emerging in industry and what that means to IT education. The article starts with a general discussion of the current trends in the field of IS, and then discusses the “buzz” surrounding “hot” technologies. The article then describes some studies and a theory associated with “buzz” and takes the view that not all “buzz” is negative. Then the article lists three “hot” emerging technologies, and discusses them in detail. Finally the article discusses the ramifications of these new emerging technologies within the context of the IS curriculum.
Keywords: emerging technologies, IT buzzwords, P2P computing, grid, web service, IS curriculum, IS2002.9
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Recommended Citation: Subramanian and White (2004). Three “Hot” Emerging Technologies: What They Are, and What They Mean for IS Education. Information Systems Education Journal, 2 (7). http://isedj.org/2/7/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2003: §4122. ISSN: 1542-7382.)