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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016: Autonomous Agents and Things

Published: 26 February 2016

ID: G00296577

Analyst(s): Brian Burke, Mike Walker , David Cearley


Leading organizations are using enterprise architects to advise on new ways of using autonomous agents and things to complement and extend their digital business strategies. This strategic trend is enabling powerful new business designs, and reinventing what it means to interact with customers.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Autonomous Agents and Things Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where Autonomous Agents and Things Fits in the Top 10
  • Advances in Autonomous Agents and Things
    • Robotics
    • Virtual Personal Assistants (VPAs)
    • Autonomous Things
    • Drones
  • What Autonomous Agents and Things Makes Possible
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2016

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