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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019: Autonomous Things

Published: 13 March 2019

ID: G00377675

Analyst(s): Brian Burke, David Cearley


Autonomous things will have a massive impact on business, the economy and society as technology advances, regulations evolve and cultural barriers are overcome. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must exploit viable opportunities and plan for the impact of autonomous things.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Autonomous Things Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where Autonomous Things Fits in the Top 10
  • Autonomous Things Offer Endless Possibilities
  • A Range of Autonomous Capabilities
  • Autonomous, Intelligent and Coordinated
  • Numerous Types of Autonomous Things Exist
  • Collateral Impacts of Autonomous Things
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

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