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early adopter

n
one of the first people or organizations to make use of a new technology

early adopter

- A person who starts using a technology or product as soon as it becomes available.
See also related terms for starts.
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While Google is pitching Google Apps as an ideal productivity solution for enterprises, a large majority of its early adopters are small businesses.
These early adopters, as described by Forrester Research, are primarily driven by three primary factors: risk taking (a desire for new experiences), information gathering (researching and sharing advice) and status seeking (social envy).
By contrast, early adopters are summarized by "respect" of their peers.
In the second bulleted graph under "News", the sentence should read: Early Adopters include Holland Residential, Nolan Real Estate Services, Herman & Kittle Properties, and Watermarke Apartment Homes.
In support of the Early Adopter Program, the company is developing a financing strategy that allows Early Adopters to jointly participate in acquisition strategies targeting stranded natural gas reserves.
83 percent of Innovators and 72 percent of Early Adopters order from a fast food restaurant at least once a week, compared to 56 percent for consumers on average.
Initiative Enables PayPal Employees and Early Adopters to Fund Bling Nation Purchases on their Mobile Phone to a PayPal Account
Burst Media, a leading provider of advertising representation, services, and technology to independent Web publishers, today announced the launch of the Burst Early Adopters Network, a premier online advertising network for advertisers who seek to reach consumer technology early adopters.
Whether it's TV Everywhere initiatives, over-the-top video services, Web-to-TV devices, or 3D digital televisions, the market success of each new innovation will be dependent on attracting early adopters of technology.
While the interview based research is a snapshot in time, we also provide a forward-looking view as to how SOA is likely to evolve and play out over the next five years, as well as our assessment concerning key lessons learned and best practices that were shared by both early adopters and the vendors that they are doing business with.
Report Finds that iSCSI Early Adopters are Very Satisfied with Performance, Have Reduced Capital Expenditures and Decreased SAN Deployment Time
The 451 Group has now interviewed more than 200 commercial early adopters of grids, and this new report analyzes what these early adopters are doing and where they are going with the technology.