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Ignition Guide to Scanning and Evaluating Emerging Technologies

Published: 05 January 2017

ID: G00339051

Analyst(s): Infrastructure and Operations Research Team


This guide includes documents that will help you create a prioritized list of technology trends, develop a standard and objective framework for evaluating emerging technologies, and identify and prioritize the most promising technologies for addition to the technology roadmap.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 6: Outline the Process for Evaluating Emerging Technologies

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 6: Identify Key Technology Trends


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 6: Scan Emerging Technologies for Each Identified Technology Trend


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 6: Identify Criteria to Evaluate Emerging Technologies


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 6: Evaluate Vendor Offerings for Each Shortlisted Technology


How to Set Up for Success

Step 6 of 6: Monitor Adoption of Emerging Technologies

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

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