Special Reports on Emerging Trends, Topics and Innovations

These are high-impact topics relevant to a variety of business and IT roles and industries across the globe. Gartner provides the insight and guidance clients need to understand the risks and opportunities around these topics and to help them make smart decisions based on the priorities for their organization.

C-suite Perspectives: 2015 CEO Survey

Gartner's 2015 CEO and Senior Executive Survey finds that growth is the priority and technology is a primary tool, but the need for deep, structural change is not yet fully recognized.

Global Perspectives: CIO Agenda 2015

Building on the 2015 Gartner CIO Survey, in this report we interpret and augment the advice from "Flipping to Digital Leadership: The 2015 CIO Agenda" for specific industry and geographic contexts.

Putting Digital Business to Work in 2015

With more than seven billion people and businesses and at least 35 billion devices communicating, transacting, and even negotiating with each other, a new world comes into being — the world of digital business. Gartner's digital business research examines what is driving this convergence and how IT leaders can take their place among the digital leaders of the future.

Boosting Workforce Effectiveness with a Digital Workplace

The digital workplace is a business strategy to boost employee engagement and agility through a more consumerized work environment. Gartner's digital workplace initiative helps organizations develop a comprehensive plan to align IT strategies with the changing needs of the workforce and the workplace. The end result is sustained competitive advantage delivered through the rapid and enthusiastic uptake of new and emerging technologies throughout the organization.

The Internet of Things Enables Digital Business

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a key enabling technology for digital businesses. Approximately 3.9 billion connected things were in use in 2014 and this figure is expected to rise to 25 billion by 2020. Gartner's research explores the increasing proliferation of the IoT, provides detail on the adoption and direction of IoT and how IT leaders can develop successful strategies for specific use case.

The Ongoing Opportunity for IT Cost and Value Optimization

The need to control IT costs and get the most from IT investments remains. Our research on IT cost and value optimization provides leaders across the IT organization — from the CIO to the application manager — with ongoing insights and best practices.

The Nexus of Forces: Social, Mobile, Cloud and Information

The nexus of forces describes the convergence and mutual reinforcement of four interdependent trends: social interaction, mobility, cloud, and information. The forces combine to empower individuals as they interact with each other and their information through well-designed ubiquitous technology.

Special Reports Helping Clients Make Strategic Technology Decisions

Our clients make important multi-year technology investments in the face of uncertainty and risk. These Special Reports provide insights designed to keep clients at the forefront of strategy and technology to help make investment decision as well as anticipate important shifts around the trends driving the industry forward.

Gartner Cool Vendors 2014

Digital business is causing changes on a scale and at a frequency that is unprecedented. New opportunities can be captured through use of many emerging technologies, new products and services. These Cool Vendors, while not exhaustive, will support digitalization and the notion of "Big Change."

Gartner Hype Cycles 2014

The 2014 Gartner Hype Cycle Special Report evaluates the market promotion and perception of value for over 2,000 technologies, services and trends in over 119 areas. This year, we're also exploring the impact of the megatrends affecting the Hype Cycles and profiles across all research areas. This report tells a story of how technologies, services and strategies evolve from market hype and excitement of value to becoming a mainstream part of business and IT.

Gartner Predicts 2015

Digital business disrupts IT, redefines the power of the consumer, and redraws the lines of competition across multiple industries. Businesses must act rapidly to respond to fundamental changes in competitive challenges, customer demands and technology use models. Gartner's Predicts 2015 Special Report points out the multiple ways CIOs, IT leaders, marketing leaders and technology providers can use technology to deliver real-world business value.

Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast

The Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast is the leading indicator of major technology trends across the devices, IT services, data center systems, enterprise software and telecom services markets, and across geographies. IT and business executives are using these highly anticipated quarterly reports as they refine their strategy and road map to prioritize investments and identify opportunities within the IT market, and to base their critical business decisions on proven methodologies.

Role-Specific Special Reports

We also cover trending topics that have high impact to clients in specific technology areas.

Deconstructing Supply Chain Analytics

Supply chain analytics are essential to creating a profitable response to market demand. This research will provide supply chain strategists with answers to three critical questions: What are supply chain analytics, how should they be adopted and why adopt them?

The Future of IT Sales: A New Way Forward

Although technology has seen unprecedented advancements, the sales models used to take those products to market have remained largely unchanged. Gartner’s Future of IT Sales Reports provides tools and best practices for making go-to-market choices a source of differentiation and competitive advantage.

Gartner for Technical Professionals: Office 365

As Microsoft pulls out all the stops to entice, guide or compel customers to move to its Office 365 services, key decisions loom for many organizations. This special report brings together a range of research to help these organizations chart a sound course and avoid possible pitfalls.

Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

Our annual Supply Chain Top 25 identifies the companies that best demonstrate leadership in applying demand-driven principles to drive business results.