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Gartner's Top Technology Trends — What It Means for IT Services Opportunities Now and in the Future

Published: 02 December 2016

ID: G00311456

Analyst(s): David Cearley , Ed Anderson , Helen Huntley


Planning and building capabilities around top technology trends position IT services providers for success. Technology strategic planners must understand the horizons of opportunity for key trends and short-term imperatives to plan investments, gain market share and maintain client relevancy.

Table Of Contents


  • Digital Mesh — Technologies Support Digital Business
    • Technology Trend 1 — Device Mesh
    • Technology Trend 2 — Ambient User Experience
    • Technology Trend 3 — 3D-Printing Materials
  • Smart Machines
    • Technology Trend 4 — Information of Everything
    • Technology Trend 5 — Advanced Machine Learning
    • Technology Trend 6 — Autonomous Agents and Things
  • New IT Reality
    • Technology Trend 7 — Adaptive Security Architecture
    • Technology Trend 8 — Advanced System Architecture
    • Technology Trend 9 — Mesh App and Service Architecture
    • Technology Trend 10 — IoT Architecture and Platforms

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