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.
While most enterprises are increasingly feeling the imperative to "do mobile," many don't know where to begin, and there are many obstacles to success. This special report covers the range of obstacles from development to deployment, issues ranging from tools to management and security, and why bring your own device (BYOD) needs to be approached more broadly with the applications and strategies designed for today's world.
Digital Business applies unprecedented combinations of new technologies to generate revenue and value. It reshapes industries, reinvents business processes and models, and creates entirely new business opportunities. It determines the future of the IT profession. Highlights from the Keynote Presentation at Symposium/ITxpo Orlando and related research describe how organizations can prepare for the rapidly approaching Digital Industrial Economy.
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.
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.
Adopting mobility, cloud, information intelligence, and collaboration are a given into today's world. But the key to unlocking the true potential of these technologies is not to use them individually to solve tactical problems. The key is to use them in concert to revolutionize the business model, improve customer services, and streamline processes.
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.
Organizations have increased their understanding of what big data is and what value it can potentially deliver to the business. With this shift comes a new set of hurdles spanning people, process and technology. This special report explores those hurdles and how information leaders can overcome them.
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.
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.
Our annual Supply Chain Top 25 identifies the companies that best demonstrate leadership in applying demand-driven principles to drive business results.
Hybrid Cloud — the name is odd enough, but it represents one of the primary realities of the cloud world: no cloud service stands alone. Cloud computing comes in several forms: public, private and hybrid. In this special report, we examine the notion of hybrid cloud and how it is also turning enterprise IT into a hybrid IT organization.
Gartner's Hype Cycle Special Report is an annual maturity assessment of more than 2,000 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.
Technology and service providers' profitable growth is increasingly dependent on an ability to optimize their go-to-market strategy. Gartner's Future of IT Sales Research provides tools and best practices for making go-to-market choices a source of differentiation and competitive advantage, instead of an afterthought.
Apple's growth in the mobile market has challenged the industry to react to its success. An Apple inflection point in 2013 will cause both Apple and competitors to innovate and evolve their business models for continued growth.
Emerging markets have been identified as a the primary business growth area for the next century. This special report discusses how organizations with strong demand-planning capabilities, segmented supply strategies, and talent development are better positioned to capitalize on market opportunities, as well as to mitigate risks.
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.
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.
Professional Effectiveness stems from the realization of IT practitioners that their organizations need to change how they work and that their culture must change to allow collaborative innovation with their business peers.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.