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Gartner's annual top 10 strategic technology trends could have a major impact on the enterprise during the next three years. Factors that denote major impact include a high demand for a particular technology by end users or business leaders, the potential for disruption to IT or the business, and the need for a major dollar investment. Avoid the risk of being late to adopt in this latest Special Report.
David Cearley, Gartner VP & Gartner Fellow, discusses the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2013.
14 September 2012
Windows 8 is now available, but most organizations are still deploying Windows 7 and working to eliminate Windows XP by the time support ends in April 2014. Organizations need to decide how much time to spend on Windows 8, and which users to target with the new OS.
13 September 2012
Microsoft is likely to have a competitive tablet platform with Windows 8, and a large number of slick touch and tablet devices featuring many new form factors. Organizations need to assess how these devices will affect tablet strategies, including how iPads are used.
24 January 2013
Mobile apps and Web technologies such as HTML5 are changing the way applications are designed and developed. Take a look at the ways development frameworks can be used to create native, hybrid and Web applications using the same code base.
15 August 2012
Web and native application development represent two very different approaches. As mobile becomes more important, the emergence of hybrid Web/native environments will drive standardization for the resulting applications.
1 August 2012
The Web is at the center of the Nexus of Forces (cloud, mobile, social and information) and provides the primary engine for access to all users.
14 August 2012
A new era of computing has begun, the era of the personal cloud. Online applications and services will transform the consumer technology market and become the "locations" where users will store content and access personal, business and government services.
18 January 2013
Windows 8 with SkyDrive has improved Microsoft's standing as a personal cloud provider. Platform-agnostic personal cloud services and a horizontal ecosystem are on the rise in 2013.
14 September 2012
Personal cloud will be a transformational force in emerging markets, just as it will be in developed markets. However, it will have different characteristics.
10 January 2013
The Internet of Things is evolving from a niche area into a mainstream activity, especially in the next three years. Enterprises should seriously investigate and initiate pilot projects in 2013 to position themselves to exploit the coming opportunities.
9 January 2013
The Internet of Things will enable a wide range of business innovation supporting all six dimensions of Gartner's business model framework. As the technology matures and barriers to entry decline, opportunities for innovation will grow for many years.
27 July 2012
The Internet of Things has the potential to transform industries and the way we live. This Hype Cycle will help enterprises assess the levels of risk, maturity and hype that are associated with a transformative early-stage trend.
6 February 2013
Cloud computing continues to evolve, with new technologies emerging to support the dynamic creation of cloud services. IT departments in large enterprises should play the role of IT as a service broker, and train staffs to manage cloud provider relationships.
6 September 2012
IT professionals and CIOs must understand the nexus forces of mobile and cloud, which are closely related, because many mobile apps and solutions will exploit cloud services. However, cloud architectures may pose technical and financial challenges in a mobile context.
7 February 2013
Gartner survey results indicate that leading organizations are adding big data to their data warehouse and data integration infrastructure. IT leaders and information managers must plan to address big data in their integration infrastructure and warehouse.
12 October 2012
Big data has become a major driver of IT spending. The benefits to organizations for adding big data to their information management and analytics infrastructure will force a more rapid cycle of replacing existing solutions.
25 January 2013
To make analytics more pervasive and actionable, business intelligence and analytics professionals must make analytics more transparent, in context, and more embedded in real-time applications accessible by nontraditional analytics users.
3 January 2013
The conventional notion of business analytics as a reporting and analytics platform is passé. Business today requires real-time decision making and forward-looking analytics. This guidance offers a road map for developing a full set of analytical capabilities as part of an enterprise infrastructure.
8 August 2012
Analytical capability is increasingly packaged as a solution to address specific business issues, rather than created with generic business intelligence tools. This Hype Cycle shows the maturity, adoption rates and benefits of various analytic applications.
31 January 2013
In-memory computing technology adoption is rapidly growing because of its power, versatility and incorporation into several software and hardware products. However, IMC will force IT leaders to rethink their application architectures and will introduce new IT operation and data governance burdens.
30 July 2012
In-memory computing is about storing the database of record in main memory, not on disk. Driven by fast hardware evolution and maturing software technologies, IMC is quickly moving toward mainstream adoption.
30 November 2012
Enabled by a relentless decline in hardware costs and rapidly maturing software enablers, use of in-memory computing will grow fast. However, IT leaders leveraging it to increase their companies' competitiveness will face new data management issues.
14 February 2013
Providers increasingly promote tightly integrated systems and managed ecosystems to simplify the IT environment. Enterprises must balance these approaches with techniques to minimize vendor lock in.
4 February 2013
An enterprise app store can boost return on application investments and reduce risks, license fees and administration costs. However, application, security and sourcing professionals need to work together to deliver an effective enterprise app store.
7 September 2012
The success of consumer app stores for mobile applications has generated much interest on the part of IT managers, mostly to support the various mobile platforms emerging in their organizations, but also with the potential to extend to PCs and change the way enterprise applications are delivered.
20 September 2012
Enterprises looking to implement private app stores will find themselves obsessing over how to increase a steady supply of apps to drive interest and how their app store can support broader enterprise platform objectives.