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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016: The Device Mesh

Published: 26 February 2016

ID: G00296571

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


The emphasis will move from discrete mobile devices to mobile people, surrounded by a shifting array of devices connected to each other and to cloud services. Enterprise architects and IT leaders must secure, manage and exploit this device mesh to drive digital business strategies.

Table Of Contents


  • Why the Device Mesh Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where the Device Mesh Fits in the Top 10
  • What the Device Mesh Makes Possible
  • Wearables Extend Mobility to the Device Mesh
  • IoT Endpoints Expand the Scope of the Device Mesh
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality, and the Immersive Device Mesh
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2016

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