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Assess the Potential Impact of Technology Trends

Published: 13 November 2017

ID: G00335859

Analyst(s): David Cearley , Samantha Searle


The potential impact of technology trends is widely recognized, but few organizations analyze it in depth. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders should conduct a full assessment as part of their trendspotting method.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Determine Your Organization's Business Model and Strategy
  • Work With Stakeholders to Assess a Trend's Potential Impact on People, Business, IT and the Technology Market
    • Each Constituent Has Its Own Interests
    • Collaboration Is Vital to Gain an Accurate Assessment
  • Examine Three Factors to Gain a Complete Picture

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