Gartner Inc. defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt. A strategic technology may be an existing technology that has matured and/or become suitable for a wider range of uses. It may also be an emerging technology that offers an opportunity for strategic business advantage for early adopters or with potential for significant market disruption in the next five years. These technologies impact the organization’s long-term plans, programs and initiatives.
In the article, Nino Venzon of Philippine Information Technology Organization shares the identified top 10 technologies that companies should factor into their strategic planning processes this year.
Trends included are how to manage hybrid cloud IT services to filling the role of cloud service broker, which handles aggregation, integration and customization of services, the Internet expanding to almost everything – beyond PCs and mobile devices into enterprise assets such as field equipment, and even consumer items such as cars and televisions – just to name a few, and global-class web-scale IT that reinvent the way services can be delivered.
Read the Original Article: http://phil-it.org.ph/2013/12/gartner-identifies-the-top-10-strategic-technology-trends-for-2014/