2018 Planning Guide Overview

Thriving in an Era of Change

We live in an era of exponential change, driven not only by advances in specific technologies, such as AI and marketing analytics, but also by the way those technologies are combined (for example, marketing analytics powered by AI). Today, keeping up with the trends in your core discipline is not enough — you must also understand what is happening in adjacent disciplines. And therein lies the challenge: How can you learn about the most important trends for a variety of technologies while immersed in your day-to-day activities?

2018 Planning Guide Topics for Technical Professionals



This is where Gartner for Technical Professionals' (GTP's) 2018 Planning Guides can help. Our analyst team has created a portfolio of nine planning guides to inform you of the latest trends and to arm you with specific action plans. Each Planning Guide analyzes a single research area, such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things, or data and analytics. These guides provide actionable advice to help you:

  • Analyze key technical trends, by offering the latest insight from GTP analysts
  • Create an action plan, by specifying detailed technical planning considerations
  • Assess architectural options, by analyzing design decisions and their implications
  • Expand staff knowledge, by explaining the most important trends, issues and analysis

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