The last ten years of information security are barely a hint to what comes next. This special report will explore the major tectonic forces at play that will change how business use of technology will be dramatically changed by rapid escalations in threat, defense and societal demands.
Cool Vendors in 2013 are exploiting the Nexus of Forces of cloud computing, social, mobile, and information to challenge long-held assumptions and significant investments in traditional IT. These cool vendors are transforming the way businesses operate and consumers engage with technology.
The Nexus of Forces is the convergence and mutual reinforcement of social, mobility, cloud and information patterns that drive new business scenarios. Although these forces are innovative and disruptive on their own; together they are revolutionizing business and society, disrupting old business models and creating new leaders. The Nexus is the basis of the technology platform of the future.
Our annual Supply Chain Top 25 identifies the companies that best demonstrate leadership in applying demand-driven principles to drive business results.
As mobile becomes a requirement for everything, organizations are rushing to incorporate it into all aspects of IT. However, mobile must be integrated into existing application and architectures – not added as a separate parallel universe.
CIOs who master the intersection of macro trends, leadership in a digital world and gamechanging information and technology will dominate the new era of IT investment and business leadership.
Gartner predicts that by 2015, big data demand will reach 4.4 million jobs. While this provides many opportunities to collect, manage and deploy data, a well thought out strategy is needed.
The Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast is the leading indicator of major technology trends across the hardware, software, IT services and telecom markets. For more than a decade, global IT and business executives have been using these highly anticipated quarterly reports to recognize market opportunities and challenges, and base their critical business decisions on proven methodologies rather than guesswork.
Strategic technologies are those with the potential for significant impact on enterprises during the next three years. Gartner's list of the top 10 strategic technology trends highlights 10 key trends that companies should be factoring into their strategic plans.
The Nexus of Forces changes everything! Thousands of CIO and IT Leaders around the globe learned about the challenges and opportunities made possible by the confluence of Social, Mobile, Cloud and Information. What's your Nexus of Forces strategy for 2013?
The Gartner Predicts 2013 Special Report focuses on the economics, risks, opportunities and innovations that will drive CIOs to move to the next generation of business-driven IT solutions. CIOs must balance these realities with the Nexus of Forces – social, mobile, cloud and information. Our predictions were selected from across Gartner's research areas – they address the trends and topics that underline the reduction of control that IT has over the enterprise and business.
Gamification is a powerful tool to engage employees, customers and the public to change behaviors, develop skills and drive innovation. As gamification moves from the leading edge to being widely deployed by more early adopters, now is the time to understand the trend and evaluate its opportunities.
Enterprises continue to adopt cloud computing, despite facing potential risks as cloud computing evolves. Gartner examines some of our positions on cloud computing and how IT operation leaders need to plan for the shift in IT operations management architectures.
The Nexus of Forces has profound implications for technology environments and the role of the IT practitioner. In order to fully take advantage of this human-machine ecosystem, technical professionals must respond to imposed societal and behavioral changes.
The Gartner Execution Model (GEM) provides a workflow and toolkit which helps identify, document and communicate potentially conflicting or interdependent execution streams across different parts of the enterprise.
Maverick* Research explores high-impact future scenarios that help our clients think differently to uncover opportunity and enable innovation. Our collection of research is intentionally disruptive and edgy to help you get ahead of the mainstream and take advantage of trends and insights that could impact your IT strategy and your organization.
Every IT product and service has a finite useful life and must eventually be retired or replaced. When making these decisions, correct timing is critical. The Gartner IT Market Clock is a framework that can help IT and business leaders evaluate and prioritize IT investments.
Gartner is using the Nexus of Forces – the convergence of mobile, cloud, social and information – as a lens to examine the leading strategic and disruptive vendors such as Amazon, Google and IBM.
Windows 8 is a major step forward for Microsoft, but one it has to take in order to stay relevant in a world where the PC has become a peer among a multitude of devices. Gartner highlights our latest research on Windows 8, its tablet-like interface, and this new era for Microsoft's flagship OS.
Gartner's Hype Cycle Special Report is an annual maturity assessment of more than 1,900 technologies and trends. Hype Cycles help organizations understand the landscape of technology maturity and markets, and to decide which technology innovations to adopt, postpone or ignore, and when is the time to adopt.
The media tablet market did not exist in early 2010. But now, millions of workers use these tablets in the enterprise every day and the tablet market is just the tip of the mobility iceberg. Just below the surface lies a torrent of innovations that include mobile applications, social media, mobile health, cloud computing, mobile payments, interconnected machines, mobile collaboration, and wireless technologies.
Hybrid IT is the result of combining internal and external services, usually from a combination of internal and public clouds, in support of a business outcome. Interest in the public cloud has been tempered by adoption risks, leading to architectures that connect internal core services and critical data to external, commoditized services.