Here is my countdown of the top 10 trends to watch in 2010:\n\n10. Social media is a reality. Drives more GRC headachesas we see \nit unfold on Facebook. \n\n9. Desktop in question. Win7, desktop virtualization, netbooks, thin-client, refresh cycle. Who wins? \n\n8. Where will nxt Heartland-style breach hit? How safe R U?\n\n7. IT budgets flat in the U.S. but "flat is the new up."\n\n6. Windows 7 exceeds expectations, Vista just a bad memory. Did it really happen?\n\n5. SaaS, cloud, virt, open source, social media, netbooks, mobile, etc. offer new alternatives, gain broad acceptance. \n \n4. CIO mindset still focused on ROI + risk mitigation > innovation. At least innovation is in the equation now. \n\n3. Cloud is real. Ellison changes mind, sees the "Sun"light.\n\n2. Transformation of IT to BT continues. Biz IT alignment turns \nto BT convergence.\n\n1. CEO + stable economy = :-) CIO\n\nCome follow me on Twitter: @mfriedenberg, and pass along your thoughts and ideas. I look forward to sharing mine and wish you and your families a healthy, safe and prosperous 2010!