Our most popular articles covered the top trends in blockchain, cybersecurity, AI and future technologies.
Blockchain, intelligent things, artificial intelligence and how to explain complicated topics to the board drove some of the most popular articles on Smarter With Gartner in 2017. These joined our most-visited articles on top trends and predictions, which highlighted important emerging technologies ranging from quantum computing to smart contracts as well as advice on security issues such as the frequency of zero-day attacks.
Below are the top 10 most-read articles published in 2017.
Readers started searching our site two months before the debut of this favorite Hype Cycle. This year, we covered three emerging megatrends (artificial intelligence [AI] everywhere, transparently immersive experiences and digital platforms) that form the framework for how new technology ranging from smart dust to quantum computing to blockchain will affect business.
The research for this article was announced at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida, during one of the most popular sessions. The technology on this year’s list includes intelligent things, digital twins, blockchain, immersive experiences and AI foundations, all categorized under three larger trends of the intelligent digital mesh. Watch the following video summary with Gartner analyst David Cearley.
With recent security hacks on everyone’s mind, cybersecurity is a hot topic for most organizations. The trends range from cloud security to next-generation security solutions being driven by digital ecosystems.
Based on the 2017 predictions for artificial intelligence, this article explores how the technology can change industries. AI has been a hot topic across Smarter With Gartner, but this article explained how it might evolve in the enterprise through 2020.
With the increasing speed of technology, CIOs need to figure out which technologies to focus on. From cryptocurrencies to the bot takeover, over the next few years, CIOs will sort through seemingly endless options and adjust their digital strategies to develop a reasonable pace of for adoption and development.
The question of “what is blockchain” captivated the Smarter With Gartner audience in 2016. In 2017, readers looked for answers, starting with whether they were ready to stop reading and start piloting blockchain in their organizations.
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Cloud computing still presents a daunting security task, but Predicts 2017: Cloud Security explored where chief security information officers and IT leaders should focus their attention.
Continuing with the theme of how to begin utilizing and testing blockchain in the enterprise, Smarter With Gartner readers were eager to learn the top mistakes to avoid. From assuming the technology was ready for production use to thinking it was a complete business solution or relying on smart contracts, readers learned how to avoid the traps.
During a presentation at Gartner Security and Risk Summit 2017, security experts and IT executives were directed to worry less about headline-grabbing zero-day vulnerabilities and worry more about implementing cloud visibility and control tools.
With all the highly publicized hacks and security failures, boards of directors and C-level executives are starting to recognize the importance of security and risk management. With Gartner estimating that 100% of large enterprises will be asked to report to the board on cybersecurity and technology risk at least annually, this quick guide helps IT leaders explain the complicated needs of security to non-experts.
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