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2014 Top Strategic Technology Trends

Mobile device diversity will make an “everything everywhere” strategy unachievable before 2018, predicts the latest technology trends report released by Gartner.

Mobile device diversity topped Gartner’s 2014 Top Ten Strategic Technologies list, which identifies the technologies most likely to significantly impact organisations over the next three years.

Significant impact is defined by Gartner as having a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or where there is a high risk of being late to adopt.

“We have identified the top 10 technologies that companies should factor into their strategic planning processes”, said Gartner Vice President, David Cearley. “This does not necessarily mean adoption and investment in all of the listed technologies, but companies should look to make deliberate decisions about them during the next two years.”

“The convergence of four powerful forces: social, mobile, cloud and information, continues to drive change and create new opportunities, creating demand for advanced programmable infrastructure that can execute at web-scale”, Mr Cearley added.

The top ten strategic technologies for 2014:

  1. Mobile Device Diversity and Management.  
  2. Mobile Apps and Applications.  
  3. The Internet of Everything. .
  4. Hybrid Cloud and IT as Service Broker. 
  5. Cloud/Client Architecture
  6. The Era of Personal Cloud
  7. Software Defined Anything
  8. Web-Scale IT
  9. Smart Machines
  10. 3-D Printing. 

Read in detail – 2014 Top Ten Strategic Technology Trends.