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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.
While Google is pitching Google Apps as an ideal productivity solution for enterprises, a large majority of its early adopters are small businesses.
Leading builders Hovnanian Enterprises and John Wieland Homes were among i4's seven early adopters.
The University of Michigan (U-M) has announced that it will participate with 10 other universities in an Early Adopters Program (http://www.
By contrast, early adopters are summarized by "respect" of their peers.