Technology Trends This Year  

Gartner’s Talking Technology Series features Daryl Plummer, Managing VP, in a discussion on the top IT predictions for 2011 and beyond. These top predictions are intended to set the stage of what is going to happen in the most interesting areas of Gartner’s research. The trends are towards a shifting in the way technology and IT organizations are employed by businesses, global economies and individuals. Here’s a quick and dirty list of the predictions: 

  • Online sabotage: A G20 nation’s critical infrastructure will be disrupted and damaged via the internet, by 2015.
  • New revenue created by IT departments for the business and that will determine the annual compensation for most new global CIOs.
  • Information smart business: Increase IT spending: 60% per head.
  • Tools & Automation will eliminate 25% of labor hours associated with IT services.
  • Explicit analysis or IT assets & capabilities = value equation, IT becomes a value asset.
  • 80% companies using external cloud services will demand independent certification guaranteeing ability to restore operations and data.
  • 20% of non-IT global 500 companies will be cloud service providers, by 2015.
  • 50% of web sales developed by social presence and mobile applications, by 2015.
  • 90% of corporations will support corporate applications on personal devices, by 2015.
  • 80% of business will support a workforce using tablet type devices, by 2013.
  • 10% of online friends will be non-human, by 2015.

Listen to the entire interview with Daryl Plummer.

Dial down into the detail, check out the key findings of the Gartner Predictions 2011 Report.


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