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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends - Gartner Symposium

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends

Bigger Trends
1) Connectedness
2) Digitization of everything

Techonology Trends
1) media tablets and beyond
2) mobile-centric apps and interfaces - gestures, touch, voice; significant change in interface; Apple, MS and Google will battle for leadership; multi-platform is inevitable; HTML5 helps but not a panacea; new UI design skills needed
3) contextual and social user experience - targeted content eg mobile + social; GPS, NFC, bar code and image recognition; ensemble interactions; habits, needs, behaviors
4) internet of things - non-people connections; everything has a URL; example video cameras; remote sensors; eg - open parking space sensor; CIO as an orchestrator - they will not own everything; start now and start simple; ask what if
5) app stores and marketplaces - emerging model for sourcing and governance; app store as central place to drive some light governance; potential new entrants = MS, CA, IBM and vmware (marketplaces); early adoption is 2012; license mgmt and distribution
6) next-gen analytics - mobile, social and context driving change; democratization of analytics; new role = data scientists; pattern recognition to optimize, simulate and predict
7) big data - extreme data; can overwhelm in-house resources; hadoop and map/reduce; start adding skills; combo of open source with proprietary
8) in-memory computing - flash getting cheaper; by 2013, $5/Gb on server; quality is deteriorating; flash as a new storage tier along with RAM and disk; emerging tech = magnetic RAM and photonics; in-memory data mgmt = in-memory dbms and in-memory data grid; many in-memory technologies; proliferation of vendor offerings
9) extreme low-energy servers
10) cloud computing - continuing to disrupt; PaaS starts heating up; DevOps - new best practice to bring dev and ops together;logical multi-tenancy models gain attention; cloud-centric design is a necessity; hype cycle trough in 2012/2013


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