10 Amazing Predictions From Gartner
The next few years promise to extend the current digital revolution into uncharted territory, according to Gartner's recently published report, "Top Strategic Predictions for 2017 and Beyond." It will, indeed, look like a "brave new world," thanks to continuing innovation on the part of IT teams and their organizations. Augmented reality will blur the real and digital universes, resulting in a superior customer experience. The screens on computers and mobile devices will be replaced by voice-first systems. Companies will discover dramatic cost reductions through internet of things (IoT), and mobile apps may not be necessary anymore. "Gartner's top strategic predictions continue to offer a provocative look at what might happen in some of the most critical areas of technology evolution," said Daryl Plummer, a managing vice president and Gartner fellow. "At the core of future outcomes is the notion of digital disruption, which has moved from an infrequent inconvenience to a consistent stream of change that is redefining markets and entire industries. Last year, we said digital changes were coming fast. This year the acceleration continues and may cause secondary effects that have wide-ranging impact on people and technology."