In the pages that follow, we detail what we think will be the most important technologies--as well as trends and standards--for the coming year. We group the analysis into seven broad technology categories that correspond to our core coverage areas.
Astute readers will notice that we've also done a little housekeeping. We've pulled data management into our Business Applications core area. And we've eliminated the separate Service Provider & Outsourcing coverage area. Our technology editors can more effectively cover those services within the context of their specific core areas. So, for instance, security services will be covered within the Security core area and Internet services within the Infrastructure core area.
But Network Computing's core focus remains the same: rigorous, unbiased evaluation of technology, products and services. As we move into 2003, we pledge to do an even better job of helping you make your technology decisions. --Mike Lee