Gartner Research

Top Global Megatrends Impacting Data Center Strategies

Published: 17 March 2016

ID: G00301115

Analyst(s): Rakesh Kumar, Henrique Cecci


Global megatrends are reshaping human societies and have a profound impact on IT and data centers. CIOs and IT leaders must take steps toward developing a data center strategy that considers these trends, or they may cause businesses to fail or end with a nonoptimized infrastructure.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Digitalization — Gartner's surveys show that we are now deep in the era of digitalization, requiring CIOs to implement a digital platform ready to respond to future digital demand
  • Demographic and social change — The global economy is facing unprecedented demographic and social changes, requiring CIOs to implement a talent platform
  • Urbanization — Megacities are on the rise, requiring CIOs to plan facilities around these populous centers

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