Reviewing the hype of 2005, the hopes of 2006

Every year IT managers face numerous emerging technologies, all claiming to be the Holy Grail that will reduce costs and improve productivity.

So in our final print issue, Computerworld polled IT managers and asked them what were the most hyped technologies in 2005 and their plans for the year ahead.

Wireless rated as the most promising tech options for IT managers in 2006 while the biggest stumbling block nominated by those polled was lack of standards.

However, despite the much-touted claims of increased flexibility and productivity, implementing a wireless network is just not on the radar of Bidvest Australia's IT manager Alan Stainlay.

"It's been around for a while, but it's just not robust enough," Stainlay told Computerworld, adding he "didn't bother to think" about mobility or wireless this year.

"I don't know if it's something we will [look at] next year, and if it does come it will be following year," he said.