Gartner Research

The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015

Published: 16 January 2015

ID: G00270262

Analyst(s): Marcus Blosch , David Cearley , Mike Walker

Summary

Gartner's 2015 top 10 strategic technology trends for IT leaders are the prime enablers behind new digital business opportunities. Their disruptive power stems from merging virtual and physical worlds, the growth of intelligence everywhere, and the emerging new realities of IT.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Leading Organizations Employ the Top 10 Technology Trends to Drive Digital Business
  • Digital Business Demands Continuous Technology Innovation

Research Highlights

  • The Blending Physical and Virtual Worlds Create a New World of Business Possibilities
    • Trend 1: Computing Everywhere Is Changing How People Experience the World
    • Trend 2: The Internet of Things Brings the Power of Device Ecosystems to Your Enterprise
    • Trend 3: 3D Printing Is Approaching a Critical Inflection Point
  • Leaders Are Turning Big Data Into Intelligence Everywhere
    • Trend 4: Advanced, Pervasive and Invisible Analytics Turn Every Application Into an Analytical Application Delivering Actionable Insights to Consumers
    • Trend 5: Context-Rich Systems Provide Agility and Proactive Responsiveness
    • Trend 6: Smart Machines Extend Humankind's Ability to Address Complex Situations
  • Digital Business and New User Experiences Drive the New IT Reality
    • Trend 7: The Debate Is Over — Cloud Computing Drives Future Delivery Models, and Cloud/Client Computing Will Emerge to Unify Cloud and Mobile Strategies
    • Trend 8: Software-Defined Architecture for Infrastructure and Applications Is Required for Dynamic, Agile, Flexible Systems to Support Digital Business
    • Trend 9: Web-Scale IT Is Required to Keep Pace With Digital Innovation and Competitive Threats
    • Trend 10: Digital Business Demands Risk-Based Security and Self-Protection
  • Putting the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends Into Action

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