Gartner, Inc. analysts highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2010. Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with 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.The top 10 strategic technologies for 2010 include:Cloud Computing, Advanced Analytics, Client Computing, IT for Green, Reshaping the Data Center, Social Computing, Security – Activity Monitoring, Flash Memory, Virtualization for Availability and Mobile Applications. Reading this together with Gartner Hype cycle 2009, I see some of our start-ups working in hot & promising topics like Speech recognition, Location aware applications, Wikis, Idea Management, Web 2.0, Mobile phone payment systems, RFID, Home Health monitoring. They would do better if enlightened users offer to test & adopt their products.