Top 10 Smarter With Gartner IT Articles in 2020

December 21, 2020

Contributor: Kasey Panetta

From hyperautomation to AI engineering to prioritizing safety and remote work, top trends and leadership were the most popular topics in 2020.

Whether top trends across the organization or learning how to lead through COVID-19, executives were looking for insight and guidance on what step to take next. In a year of disruption, here are the top 10 IT articles for Smarter With Gartner. 

No. 1:  5 Trends Drive the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2020 

This is the most popular Gartner Hype Cycle each year, and acts as a roadmap for CIOs and other leaders looking to be aware of and knowledgeable about new and emerging technologies. This year’s Hype Cycle highlighted 30 different technology profiles — from a list of 1,700 — organized into five different must-know trends from beyond silicon to digital me. Read now. 

No. 2:  4 Actions to be a Good Leader During COVID-19 Disruption 

It’s difficult to lead during times of great disruption. Mary Mesaglio, Gartner Distinguished VP Analyst, offers four key actions for leaders based on her work with executive leaders and their teams. She specifically focuses on actions for leaders at any level, and especially those that might be overlooked. Read now. 

No. 3:  Gartner Top 10 Trends in Data and Analytics 

From smarter, faster, more responsible AI to the decline of the dashboard, these top 10 trends for data and analytics will help guide leaders as their organizations move forward into 2021. Given the sharp shifts in the market and changing needs of the enterprise, these trends are key for a successful post-COVID world. Read now. 

No. 4:  Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021 

One of the biggest branded pieces of Gartner research for the year, the Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends highlights nine technologies that will have a significant impact on organizations in the next five to 10 years. This year’s list, released during the virtual 2020 Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo®, features a video, infographic and e-book download with all the details. Read now

No. 5:  Gartner Top 9 Security and Risk Trends for 2020 

The shortage of technical security staff, the rapid migration to cloud computing, regulatory compliance requirements and the unrelenting evolution of threats continue to be the most significant ongoing major security challenges in this top trends list. Read now.

No. 6:  4 Trends Impacting Cloud Adoption in 2020

As cloud computing rapidly proliferates across enterprise IT, CIOs must pay attention to four aspects of cloud computing that will affect their adoption of services in 2020. Read now.

No. 7:  Coronavirus: CIO Areas of Focus During the COVID-19 Outbreak

From leveraging technology to addressing customer demand to expanding digital workplace resources and access, CIOs had a lot to focus on during the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, including how to prepare systems to safely and reliably handle a vast increase in remote workers and digital fulfillment. Read now.

No. 8:  6 Trends on the Gartner Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace, 2020

From the new work nucleus to the distance economy, the Gartner Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace, 2020 highlighted top digital workplace trends for the upcoming years. COVID-19 drove a lot of changes in 2020. From meeting solution software to enterprise chat platforms to desktop-as-a-service, the pandemic rapidly elevated many digital workplace technologies from nice-to-have to must-have status. Read now. 

No. 9:  Gartner Top 10 Strategic Predictions for 2021 and Beyond 

Based on one of the most popular sessions at Gartner Symposium IT/Xpo, the Gartner Top Strategic Predictions for 2021 and Beyond highlight areas leaders should be focused on over the coming years. This year’s list included DNA storage trials, CIOs as COOs, voice of society metrics and using on-site childcare as a way to entice employees. Read now

No. 10:  2 Megatrends Dominate the Gartner Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence, 2020

Despite the global impact of COVID-19, 47% of artificial intelligence (AI) investments were unchanged since the start of the pandemic, and 30% of organizations actually planned to increase such investments, according to a Gartner poll. Two megatrends drove the technologies on this Hype Cycle. Read now.

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