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Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020
Information Age, October 22nd, 2019
Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use, or which is rapidly growing with a high degree of volatility reaching tipping points over the next five years

Andrew Ross writes in Information Age, "Gartner has highlighted the top 10 strategic technology trends that it says organisations need to explore in 2020..."

"People-centric smart spaces are the structure used to organise and evaluate the primary impact of the Gartner top strategic technology trends for 2020," said David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow...


Failure to grasp the full impact of the digital age and an unwillingness to plan accordingly will run more businesses into the ground

"Across industries, the process of digital transformation can point the way to revenue streams and a renewed sense of purpose. It could also mean millions in sunken IT costs or alienating customers and employers," writes Roberto Torres in CIODive.

"In 2019, digital transformation in the corporate world isn't a nice addition to the overall strategy but a business imperative.

Unless they'd like to go the way of Blockbuster, Kodak or, more recently, travel retailer Thomas Cook, companies must allow digital to reshape its value proposition and become a core part of how it delivers on its mission, said Mark Raskino, distinguished VP analyst at Gartner, speaking Monday at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo..."


Gartner: 10 Infrastructure Trends You Need to Know
Networkworld, October 21st, 2019
Gartner names the most important factors affecting infrastructure and operations

"Corporate network infrastructure is only going to get more involved over the next two to three years as automation, network challenges and hybrid cloud become more integral to the enterprise," opines Michael Cooney in Networkworld.

"Those were some of the main infrastructure trend themes espoused by Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst David Cappuccio at the research firm's IT Symposium/XPO here this week..."


Once considered a competitive differentiator, digital transformation is now table stakes, according to Gartner, which offers tips for surviving disruption scenarios businesses may face in 2020

"The honeymoon for digital transformation is over," opines Clint Boulton in CIO. "Forty percent of 1,070 CIOs claim to have reached scale for digital initiatives that leverage technology to drive business change, a hefty increase from 17 percent in 2018, according to Gartner's 2020 CIO Agenda survey.

But the majority of enterprises are merely improving existing business models rather than transforming themselves, which leaves them vulnerable to any crisis that might require holistic change, Gartner analyst Andy Rowsell-Jones tells CIO.com..."

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