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Market Trends: Device and App Fusion Creates Opportunities in Personal Technologies

Published: 05 April 2016

ID: G00302251

Analyst(s): Annette Jump


Fusion of devices and apps changes the way users interact with technology. Gartner identifies key technology trends in the short and medium term that will drive growing intelligence of devices and "things," and highlights impacts and opportunities for device, mobile app and service providers.

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Market Trend

  • Personal Technologies Market Is Expected to Reach $2.7 Trillion in 2019
  • Merging the Real and the Virtual Worlds
    • Computing Everywhere — Moving to Device Mesh
    • Growth Segments in Devices: Hybrids and Wearables
    • IoT Impact Will Center on the Connected Home and Smart Workplace
  • Intelligence Everywhere: Smart Apps Enabling Smart Devices
    • Devices Enable Intelligence, Awareness and Personalization
    • Post-App Era: Virtual Personal Assistant Becomes a Vital Link

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