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Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021

Technology trends IT leaders can't afford to ignore.

This year’s top strategic technology trends highlight those trends that will drive significant disruption and opportunity over the next five to 10 years. Selected for their transformative potential, this year’s trends fall into three themes: People centricity, location independence and resilient delivery. IT leaders must decide what combination of these trends will drive the most innovation and strategy for their enterprise.

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