Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends for 2015

By | October 17, 2014

Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with the potential for significant impact on the organization in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to the business, end users or IT, the need for a major investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.

The top trends for 2015 cover three themes: the merging of the real and virtual worlds, the advent of intelligence everywhere, and the technology impact of the digital business shift.

1. Computing everywhere (phones/wearables)

2. manage, monetize, operate and extend

3. 3D printing

4. Analytics

5. Context-rich systems

6. Smart machines

7. Cloud client self-service computing

8. Software defines — agile & dynamic

9. Web-scale IT (ie be like Amazon)

10. Security (apps become aware)

All in the a lot of the usual suspects + some new catch phrases.  Of the 10 you would think #7 would have the most dependable driver — Mobile computing.