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2014 Planning Guide Overview: Converge Cloud, Mobile, Social and Information to Compete in the New IT World

Published: 03 October 2013

ID: G00258071

Analyst(s): Drue Reeves


Individually, IT initiatives to adopt mobility, cloud, information and collaboration are valuable, but when used in concert, they are powerful. Gartner's 2014 planning guides and research provide strategies for unlocking the true power of these technologies. IT organizations must assimilate, broker and combine these forces in order to create a competitive advantage.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Macro Trends

Setting Priorities

  • Assimilate Technology Faster
    • Assess Technology Faster
    • Cultivate Expertise
    • Build Versatile Services
  • Be the IT Broker
    • Be the IT Services Purveyor
    • Partner With the Business
    • Become a Trusted Advisor
    • Establish an Operational Rhythm
    • Develop a Hybrid IT Model
  • Aggregate, Automate and Innovate
    • Aggregate and Add Value
    • Enable Agility
    • Create a Culture of Innovation
  • End Result

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