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Gartner's Top 10 Predictions for 2014

Gartner's Top 10 Predictions for 2014: Plan for a Disruptive, but Constructive, Future

Each year, Gartner analysts compile a list of strategic predictions that they think could be particularly disruptive. These top predictions are intended to prepare our readers to take advantage of the coming changes. How will you get ahead of these disruptive IT changes?

Top predictions include:

  • By 2016, 3D printing of tissues and organs (bioprinting) will cause a global debate about regulating the technology or banning it for both human and nonhuman use.
  • By 2017, 80% of consumers will collect, track and barter their personal data for cost savings, convenience and customization.
  • By 2017, over half of consumer goods manufacturers will achieve 75% of their consumer innovation and R&D capabilities via crowdsourcing.

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Emerging Technologies Your CEO Wants By 2018

How will CIOs identify which emerging technologies their CEOs want in the next five years? Which strategic investments will drive the most revenue growth? What will you recommend to your CEO?

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Whether or not they realize it, CEOs provide invaluable insights into the technology solutions that will vastly improve how they run their organizations. So, which are the easiest emerging technologies to "sell" to CEOs?

Successful CIOs use strategic planning processes to align future technology investment to their organization's long-term business goals. How will you predict which emerging technologies are relevant to your enterprise?

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What You Need to Know

What should CIOs do if they conclude that mature, existing technologies might not optimally support the pursuit of the desired goals of CEOs and boards? What if a number of emerging technologies seem more suited to the pursuit of long-term goals? Consequently, how can CIOs and their staff members identify which emerging technologies might actually be most useful in reaching those goals?

This research introduces an eight-step framework for CIOs to identify the emerging technologies that will help CEOs and boards of directors attain their mid- to long-term goals. This research also highlights how to use the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies framework for uncovering . . . [end of excerpt].

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5 Ways to Defend Your IT Budgets

Many CIOs are under pressure to reduce IT costs and transform the business at the same time.

Are you struggling to defend your IT budget and demonstrate the value of IT? Are you building credibility with your CFO through your budget communications?

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Gartner has identified five key techniques for CIOs to use to defend their IT budgets and gain credibility with CFOs.

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What You Need to Know

Defending the IT budget from constant attack in the form of cost-reduction targets is something many CIOs struggle with. The common misguided belief is that most CFOs are only interested in cost reduction and will prefer this over cost certainty. Cost-reduction targets are handed out to CIOs during or near the budget review.

Do you know how to defend your IT budget? How will you address your CFO's concerns?

This research reviews the five most effective ways to help a CIO break out of this cycle of constant cost reduction and aims not only to defend the IT budget but also to help obtain an increase in future funding for IT. This research also shows how to stop exposing the business to unnecessary risks and will help you build . . . [end of excerpt].

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