From security to supply chain to blockchain, trends and emerging technologies dominated this year’s top articles for Smarter With Gartner.
Smarter With Gartner added five new categories in 2018. Sales, customer service and support, finance, human resources, and legal and compliance joined IT, supply chain and marketing to offer content for executives and leaders across the entire organization. For our top content, articles about employee engagement surveys ranked alongside the power of the Challenger™ sales model and the top technology trends.
Below are most-read articles for 2018:
- 5 Trends Emerge in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI), biohacking, blockchain, biochips, 5G and augmented reality comprise six of the 17 technologies on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018. This Hype Cycle highlights tech that will deliver high levels of competitiveness over the next decade.
- Gartner Top 10 Security Projects for 2018
This top 10 list explores projects for security leaders that reduce risk and have a large business impact. Projects include privileged account management, active anti-phishing, and microsegmentation and flow visibility.
- Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019
Blockchain, quantum computing, augmented analytics and artificial intelligence are four of the 10 technologies that will drive disruption and new business models over the next five years. The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends is always one of the most popular Smarter With Gartner articles and a crowded session at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
- Gartner Top 8 Supply Chain Technology Trends for 2018
Big trends in supply chain for the year included artificial intelligence, blockchain, immersive technologies and conversational systems. These eight disruptive technologies pose difficult questions for supply chain leaders about their organization’s readiness to explore and adopt emerging offerings.
- The 15-Minute, 7-Slide Security Presentation for Your Board of Directors
Gartner estimates by 2020, 100% of large enterprises will be asked to report to their board of directors on cybersecurity and technology risk at least annually. The key to success is presenting board-relevant and business-aligned content that isn’t hampered by overly technical explanations.
- Top 10 Technology Trends Impacting Infrastructure & Operations for 2018
These 10 trends are the ones Gartner analysts feel will have the greatest impact on I&O teams over the next few years. Geoplanning, intent-based networking (IBNS), DCaaS models and cautious cloud adoptions are a few that made the list.
- 9 Questions That Should Be in Every Employee Engagement Survey
“Do you understand the strategic goals of the broader organization? and “Are you proud to be a member of your team?” are on the must-ask list for a meaningful employee engagement.
- The CIO’s Guide to Blockchain
The world of blockchain is quickly changing and is one of the most popular search teams on gartner.com. This article explains what blockchain is, why it matters to CIOs and how to avoid the hype.
- Pay Attention to These 6 Marketing Technologies in 2018
CMOs need to find the right tools to support a move toward a customer-centric model. Of the 38 technologies featured in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Marketing and Advertising, 2017, six stood out as the strongest options to help marketing teams capitalize on the trends.
- The Power of the Challenger™ Sales Model
Of the five profiles of sales professionals, the one that’s most likely to be a star is the “Challenger.” These sales personalities understand the customer’s business to deliver insights and drive new types of thinking.
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