early adopter


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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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Cambridge Trust company (OTCQB: CATC) plans to be an early adopter of the Massachusetts equal pay law, as part of the City of Cambridge's Early Adopters Initiative, the company said.
The Early Adopter Plan further enhances the value of joining the License Program," said Chris Capuano, Avigilon's Vice President of Licensing.
A survey of more than 50,000 Google Apps administrators conducted by the Cloud Alliance for Google Apps finds that 69% of early adopters are businesses with between one and 10 employees and another 21% have between 11 and 50 employees.
An i4 employee who requested anonymity said the company planned to get the early adopters running by fourth--quarter 2003 and start delivering product industrywide by first-quarter 2004.