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Emerging Market Analysis: China's Top 10 Technology Trends for 2015-2016

Published: 28 August 2015

ID: G00277624

Analyst(s): Evan Zeng , Tracy Tsai , Jane Zhang, Eileen He, Brady Wang, Amy Teng , David Cearley , Owen Chen , Jimmie Chang, Uko Tian , Roger Sheng


China's enterprises face specific challenges, risks and opportunities when competing in the digital business market. This research provides CIOs and IT leaders with insights and recommendations to benefit from the top 10 strategic technology trends in the Chinese market.

Table Of Contents


  • Chinese Organizations Are Adopting Global Top 10 Technology Trends at Varying Speeds
    • What Defines a Strategic Technology?
  • Trend 1: Computing Everywhere Is Changing How People Experience Their Lives in China
  • Trend 2: The Internet of Things Brings the Computing Power to All Devices via Five Architectures
  • Trend 3: 3D Printing Is Approaching a Critical Inflection Point
  • Trend 4: Advanced Analytics Is on the Rise; Pervasive and Predictive Insights Improve Business Operations and User Experiences
  • Trend 5: Context-Rich Systems Provide Agility for Business Operations and Proactive Responsiveness for Business Moments
  • Trend 6: Smart Machines Extend Our Ability to Address Complex Situations
  • Trend 7: Cloud/Client Computing Is a Technology That Companies Cannot Afford to Miss
  • Trend 8: Software-Defined Architecture Reinforces Data Centers to Support Digital Business
  • Trend 9: Web-Scale IT Will Help Business Keep Pace With Digital Innovation
  • Trend 10: Digital Business Demands Risk-Based Security and Self-Protection

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