It's that time again. Round Robin time, when entities like Gartner send out their annual festive predictions on the year or three ahead in IT and (subtext) why the Gartner family are doing so well and you should take notice of what they say. By I.D. Scales.
The Gartner predictions come every year, usually with a theme or two. This year it's the 'Nexus of forces': the combination of tranformative technology trends that are going to hit many industries in 2013 and beyond.
The Gartners are nothing if not dramatic and forceful."Social networking, mobile communications, the cloud and information are pressuring enterprises worldwide to make fundamental changes in business processes and that industry decision-makers should use Gartner's predictions to understand and respond to this Nexus of Forces," they say.
Let's get down to specifics - these are the top Gartner predictions.
• By 2016, three automakers will have announced concrete plans for upcoming automobile launches that will offer autonomous vehicle technology.?
• By 2015, nontraditional money creation and exchange will enable 125 million more people to participate in the mainstream global economy. ?
By 2016, patients will be harmed or placed at risk by a medical device security breach.
• By 2016, national governments will require institutions to surrender student records for a redesigned, cost-cutting curriculum based on big data analysis.
• By 2015, natural-language processing (NLP) use among large healthcare delivery organisations (HDOs) in English-speaking countries will quintuple, fuelled by documentation, coding, quality reporting and research.
• By 2015, to avoid becoming simply transaction factories, successful payer organisations will turn to information integration as their competitive differentiator.
• By 2016, half of U.S. utility customers will have access to standardised energy usage data, but only 20 per cent will use it.
• By year end 2014, pay-as-you-drive insurance will rise significantly to account for 10 per cent of overall annual auto insurance premiums.
• By 2017, more than 50 per cent of the media sold to advertisers by agencies will be priced based on performance.
• By 2014, less than 2 per cent of consumers globally will adopt Near Field Communication (NFC)-based mobile payments.
• More than 50 per cent of government shared-service organisations that provide cloud services by 2015 will discontinue or downscale them by 2017. ?
• By 2015, 50 per cent of Tier 1 consumer goods manufacturers will invest in technology start-ups to maintain access to emerging business-to-consumer (B2C) technology.?
• Through 2014 enterprise software spend will increase by 25 per cent from current figures as a consequence of the proliferation of smart operational technology (OT). ?
• By 2016, at least 25 per cent of discrete manufacturers will adopt 3D printing to produce parts for products they sell or service.
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