Gartner Research

Swarms Will Help CIOs Scale Up Management for Digital Business

Published: 04 October 2017

ID: G00332924

Analyst(s): Whit Andrews , Jorge Lopez


Swarms are software or devices with distributed intelligence that coordinate their actions. Swarms will interest CIOs who need to better manage business scenarios with numerous, shifting parameters.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • CIOs will exploit the potential of swarms of computing devices to manage complex tasks
    • Examples of Swarms in Use and Under Development
    • Recommendations
  • Swarms will enable CIOs to add intelligence and resilience to technology platforms
    • Recommendations
  • Some CIOs will turn their mastery of swarms into new business strategies or revenue sources
    • Recommendations

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