Gartner’s top 10 tech trends for 2019

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] Gartner announced their top 10 strategic technology trends at their annual conference in Orlando this month. Do you think they are on target? What's missing from their list? Scanning the list, it's clear that the top 10 technologies aren't necessarily stand-alone items, but many combine a few new or emerging areas to achieve [...]

Gartner strategic predictions for 2017+

If you believe the self fact-check, the annual Gartner strategic predictions are right 78% of the time. This might make the three-to-five year tech outlook worth paying attention. Here is a look at a few of the 10 predictions. Through 2019, every $1 that enterprises invest in innovation will require an additional $7 in core execution. [...]

The Dirty Dozen network security issues

Gartner's "Dirty Dozen," the most common and often overlooked issues found in network security, is based on more than 3,000 client interactions over the last year. How many of these worst practices do you have in your network? They say avoiding these practices and instigating both short and long term changes will improve security while [...]

Gartner on the rise of the machines

"Come with me if you want to live" -not quite that dramatic. Maybe more"Work with me if you want to be in IT." This year's Gartner Symposium and ITXpo featured strong messages around the importance of the so-called digital workforce. Defined broadly as smart machines that take over tasks and work handled by humans, analysts [...]

How will you define M2M?

With the start of the new year, there are many stories about what it will bring in terms of technology. M2M (machine-to-machine communications) seems to be a trending topic in the IT press when it comes to growth areas for 2013. In his "Tech guestimates for the year ahead," ZDNet Editor-in-Chief Larry Dignan stated: "Machine-to-machine [...]

Going beyond keeping the lights on: a case for local management

Federal IT spending for FY 2011 was an estimated $79.4 billion. In a recent interview, Dave Powner, one of three IT directors for the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), said about $55 billion of the $80 billion spent on federal IT goes toward steady state systems, while $25 billion goes to new development. Of that [...]

What are your top tech priorities for 2012?

Gartner's Global CIO Business and Tech Priorities for 2012 Gartner recently asked over 2,300 CIOs around the world to name their top business and technology priorities for 2012. The survey showed that overall budgets will remain essentially flat in North America and Europe, although Latin America expects an increase of almost 13%. The top ten [...]

Meeting Gartner’s predictions for network automation by 2015 today

This week the analysts at Gartner released their top predictions for IT organizations and users for 2011 and beyond. The list focuses on changes in the roles that technologies and IT groups play both in the performance of the business and increasingly in the lives of workers.As an innovative company applying a new way of [...]