Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gartner's Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2011 and Beyond

Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2011 and Beyond

  1. By 2015, a G20 nation's critical infrastructure will be disrupted and damaged by online sabotage.
  2. By 2015, new revenue generated each year by IT will determine the annual compensation of most new Global 2000 CIOs.
  3. By 2015, information-smart businesses will increase recognized IT spending per head by 60 percent.
  4. By 2015, tools and automation will eliminate 25 percent of labor hours associated with IT services.
  5. By 2015, 20 percent of non-IT Global 500 companies will be cloud service providers.
  6. By 2014, 90 percent of organizations will support corporate applications on personal devices.
  7. By 2013, 80 percent of businesses will support a workforce using tablets.
  8. By 2015, 10 percent of your online "friends" will be nonhuman.

These were selected from more than 100 of the strongest Gartner predictions across all research areas  submitted for consideration this year. This year's selection process included evaluating several criteria that define a top prediction. The issues examined included relevance, impact and audience appeal.

Additional details are in the Gartner report "Gartner's Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users, 2011 and Beyond: IT's Growing Transparency"  (you will need to register at the Gartner site)

Do you agree with these? Do you have some predictions of your own which you think need to be added to the list? Let's do some crystal ball gazing of our own........

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