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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017: Intelligent Things

Published: 21 March 2017

ID: G00319575

Analyst(s): David Cearley , Alexander Linden , Mike Walker


We expect a shift from stand-alone intelligent things to collaborative intelligent things working together. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must create very focused business scenarios that help their organizations explore the impacts of collaborative independent objects.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Intelligent Things Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where Intelligent Things Fits in the Top 10
  • Intelligent Things Focus on Well-Scoped Purposes
  • What Are Intelligent Things?
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Drones
    • Robotics
    • AI-Driven IoT
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2017

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