Each year, Gartner compiles a list of the top technology trends that have the potential to affect individuals, businesses and IT organizations during the next three years. For the second consecutive year, the Nexus of Forces — mobile, social, cloud and information — permeates most of Gartner's Top 10 list as it continues to drive change and create new opportunities.
David Cearley, Gartner VP & Gartner Fellow, discusses the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2014.
4 February 2014
During the past decade, leading cloud services organizations have been experimenting with new ways to deliver IT services. Their efforts have resulted in a singularity event that changed the trajectory of the IT landscape. Enterprise IT leaders ignore this development at their own risk.
29 January 2014
IT leaders need to aggressively examine and act on the promise, threat and effects of smart machines on work patterns (man-machine collaboration), staffing shifts and enterprise business opportunities.
7 February 2014
3D printing transforms organizations, industries and markets. CIOs, CTOs and IT leaders must learn about and apply the key 3D printing trends that are driving changes to their organization.
6 February 2014
As the personal cloud rises in importance, IT organizations will find current approaches to dealing with users will fail. IT leaders must be flexible and respond with new techniques, tools and policies, or risk irrelevance with their user base.
31 July 2013
Server virtualization is a mature technology but, as an IT initiative, it can still be disruptive to IT users and providers. Virtualization provides a foundation for software-defined anything, cloud computing and cost-effective, greener data center projects.
26 November 2013
Adoption of software-defined networking will spark a new race among traditional and new data center networking vendors with a reorganization of the supply side, creating competition and opportunities for all vendors.
27 August 2013
Our consumer-driven, BYOD culture pressures IT leaders to give enterprise end users a wider range of device choices. Gartner's managed diversity model is a structured compromise that offers end-user device choice while protecting enterprise assets and supporting end-user productivity.
23 October 2013
With the rise of wearable devices, pioneered by Google and Samsung, more OEMs, original design manufacturers and electronics manufacturing service companies are exploring the market to develop products for the Internet of Things in the long term. By 2016, this market is expected to top $10 billion.
24 January 2014
IT and business leaders supporting e-commerce should incorporate the five attributes of successful mobile apps, which improve the customer experience. Providing a valuable customer experience will increase mobile commerce app adoption, drive usage, and increase both loyalty and revenue.
29 August 2013
Apps, an emerging software construct that ties value to purposefulness, will have dramatic impacts for enterprise IT application leaders on design strategies, software life cycle management and funding arrangements.
19 July 2013
The Internet of Things will be big, but just how big depends on exactly what is included. This research helps business and IT leaders understand this emergent technology and applications, and describes how IT leaders can help identify significant new opportunities.
18 November 2013
The Internet of Things will include 26 billion units installed by 2020. IoT product and service suppliers will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion, mostly in services, in 2020. It will result in $1.9 trillion in global economic value-add through sales into diverse end markets.
15 January 2014
No cloud service stands alone, but mastery over hybrid IT eludes all but a few enterprises. This road map prepares line-of-business managers and IT leaders to capitalize on the contributions that cloud makes to business process innovation.
7 June 2013
Enterprises are faced with the increasing power of mobile devices, the advantages of cloud computing as a delivery model for applications, and the need for better and more-differentiated user experiences. The client-cloud application model sits at the intersection of these trends.
25 July 2013
Application development organizations continue to face rapid changes. Cloud and mobile will change the type of applications developed, while the need for business agility will change how they are developed.