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China Summary Translation: 'Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017: Digital Technology Platform'

Published: 26 September 2017

ID: G00337092

Analyst(s): David Cearley , Owen Chen


Platforms are evolving to include customer experience and digital business ecosystems built on expanded IoT and intelligence services. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders should guide platform extension to support foundational and vanguard architectural needs.

Table Of Contents



Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017: Digital Technology Platforms

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations


  • Why Digital Technology Platforms Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where Digital Technology Platforms Fits in the Top 10
  • Foundational Services Underpin the Digital Technology Platform
    • Beyond VMs — Containers
    • Beyond Containers — Serverless Computing and fPaaS
  • IoT Platforms Are Evolving Rapidly
  • User Experience and AI Platforms Are Emerging
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2017

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