snydeq writes: "The InfoWorld Test Center has announced the best business technologies of the past year based on extensive hands-on testing of enterprise hardware, software, and cloud services. 'Many of the winners — but far from all — are new to the list, but that doesn't mean they're new to us. One of the list's most distinctive features is how much it repeats the past, illustrating how much technology builds on what came before. Even the new entries are several years in the making. They didn't appear out of nowhere, but captured the strengths of trends that have been building for numerous years.' From Hadoop, to XenDesktop, to Node.js, to vSphere, this year's winners run the gamut of the IT stack, and include open source projects and proprietary offerings alike."