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Research Guide: The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015

Published: 20 January 2015

ID: G00273142

Analyst(s): David Cearley , Mike Walker


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

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Research Highlights

  • 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
  • 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
  • Trend 7: 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

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