A lot of us are already predicting what trends will explode during the upcoming 12 months
, "2020 is just around the corner so it's logical that most of us are feeling excited about what it might bring to our tech-driven world. In fact, a lot of us are already predicting what trends will explode during the upcoming 12 months. However, as it looks today, it feels like next year won't be much about emerging technologies no one expects but rather about the consolidation of technologies we're seeing right now..."
Two decades ago, at the start of the millennium, IT was deeply concerned about Y2K - and the iPhone, Twitter and Facebook didn't exist. So what's in store as a new decade begins?
"The year 2020 heralds another decade rich with disruptive technology trends,"
"Some of these technologies are already commonplace, but the proliferation of new use cases and applications will see industry grappling with both benefits and opportunities. At Gartner, we predict that the key strategic technology trends in 2020 will include hyper automation, blockchain and artificial intelligence security, among others..."
As more IT spending goes to cloud providers, IT organizations are seeing their influence and control shift
"Unapproved, unsanctioned rogue technology has been sneaking its way onto the enterprise infrastructure for decades now with PCs, spreadsheet applications on floppy disks, Palm Pilots, and iPhones," warns Jessica Davis
"Eventually all these technologies got ingested by IT departments, which took control of the oversight of all of these. Yet, the introduction of line-of-business cloud services, purchased by business managers for their individual departments, is a newer iteration of the old practice..."
Check out our most popular HBR articles from 2019
Carla Rudder writes in The Enterprisers Project
"Each month, through our partnership with Harvard Business Review, we refresh our business library for CIOs with five new HBR articles we believe CIOs and IT leaders will value highly. The curated pieces below were the most popular HBR articles that we shared with our readers in 2019..."
Our readers found these articles - on robotic process automation (RPA), Kubernetes, emotional intelligence, agile, and more - the most valuable. Dig in for IT leadership wisdom to start the new year
"How did 2019 treat you and your IT team?" asks Laurianne McLaughlin
in The Enterprisers Project
"Did you improve your cloud strategy, perhaps with the help of containers and Kubernetes? Did you dip your toes into the water with robotic process automation (RPA), to free up IT people from rote tasks? RPA really took off in popularity on our site in 2019, so we suspect the answer is yes for many of you. In 2020, we'll help you refine your RPA strategy..."
See all Archived IT News - CxO articles
See all articles from this issue