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Gartner's Top Technology Trends — What It Means for Service Opportunities Now and in the Future

Published: 22 April 2015

ID: G00275023

Analyst(s): Helen Huntley, Allie Young, Ed Anderson , Dane Anderson


Planning and building capabilities around top technology trends positions IT services providers for success. Strategic planners and practice managers must understand the horizons of opportunity for key technology trends and short-term imperatives to gain market share and maintain client relevancy.

Table Of Contents


  • Technologies Support Digital Business — Merging the Real World and the Virtual World
    • Technology Trend 1 — Computing Everywhere
    • Technology Trend 2 — Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Technology Trend 3 — 3D Printing
    • Market Trends Leading to the Merging of the Virtual and Physical Worlds
  • Real-Time Intelligence Everywhere
    • Technology Trend 4 — Context-Rich Systems
    • Technology Trend 5 — Advanced, Pervasive and Invisible Analytics
    • Technology Trend 6 — Smart Machines
    • Market Trends Leading to Intelligence Everywhere
  • The New IT Reality Emerges
    • Technology Trend 7 — Web-Scale IT
    • Technology Trend 8 — Software-Defined Applications and Infrastructure
    • Technology Trend 9 — Risk-Based Security
    • Technology Trend 10 — Cloud/Client Computing
    • Market Trends Leading to the Emergence of the New IT Reality
  • Conclusion

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