18 October 2016

Top 10 Predictions from Gartner

From Augmented Reality to Web Browsing Without a Screen

Image result for gartner logosThe sold out Gartner Symposium @Gartner_SYM in Orlando, Florida is being attended by C level IT participants from across North America.  Yesterday Gartner, revealed the top ten predictions for 2017 and beyond. They focused on three fundamental effects of continued digital innovation:

  • experience and engagement
  • business innovation
  • the secondary effects of increased digital capabilities

Daryl Plummer, Managing Vice President, Chief of Research
and Gartner Fellow stated:
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"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."

The top 10 Strategic Predictions from Gartner:

  1. By 2020, 100 million consumers will shop in augmented reality.
  2. By 2020, 30 percent of web browsing sessions will be done without a screen.
  3. By 2019, 20 percent of brands will abandon their mobile apps.
  4. By 2020, algorithms will positively alter the behavior of more than 1 billion global workers global workers.
  5. By 2022, a blockchain-based business will be worth $10 billion.
  6. By 2021, 20 percent of all activities an individual engages in will involve at least one the top-seven digital giants.
  7. Through 2019, every $1 enterprises invest in innovation will require an additional $7 in core execution.
  8. Through 2020, IoT will increase data center storage demand by less than 3 percent.
  9. By 2022, IoT will save consumers and businesses $1 trillion a year in maintenance, services and consumables.
  10. By 2020, 40 percent of employees can cut their healthcare costs by wearing a fitness tracker.

Imagine these predictions acting on your business and your investment portfolio. You may wish to reset (future proof) your plan for the things that matter most.

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