Gartner Research

Gartner Invest/Research Community Vision: Cognizant Computing Will Have Broad Investment Impact

Published: 27 February 2014

ID: G00262308

Analyst(s): Andrew Neff , Jessica Ekholm


Cognizant computing — the next phase of personal cloud — will become one of the strongest forces in consumer-focused IT and will have broad impact across a range of industries (including devices, apps, networking, service and cloud providers), causing major shifts in revenue and profit flows.

Table Of Contents


  • Synopsis
    • Switching Focus From Devices to the Cloud
  • The Investor Angle
  • The Starting Point and the Discussion
    • The Four Stages of Cognizant Computing
  • Implications for Companies
  • Implications for Investors

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.