Entering the Smart-Machine Age

Archived Published: 21 October 2015 ID: G00290997

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Business and IT leaders are stepping up to a broad range of opportunities enabled by smart machines, including autonomous vehicles, smart vision systems, virtual customer assistants, smart (personal) agents and natural-language processing. Here we summarize recent key research.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Understand the Essence of "Smartness"
    • Sizing: Smart-Machine Markets Are Already Big — and Will Be Huge
  • Research Highlights
    • Technology: Smart-Machine Evolution and Impact on Other IT Technologies
      • Technology Evolution
      • Security and Smart Machines
      • IT Operations
      • Process Automation
      • Analytics
      • Final Inclusion
    • Services Impact: Business and IT Services Industry Redefined by Smart Machines
      • No Single Vendor Can Do It All — It's Not a "Me" Ecosystem, It's "We"
    • Business Impact: Business and Social Transformation
    • Management Challenges: The Impact of Smart Machines
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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