Research and advisory firm Gartner presented its top 10 predictions for IT organizations and users in 2017 and beyond this week at its Gartner Symposium/ITexpo in Orlando, Fla.
Here’s a look at what Gartner’s market analysts predict your clients will be doing next year and beyond:
With the 2016 Dell EMC World conference kicking off today in Austin, Texas, now’s a great time to review Dell’s recently renewed commitment to the channel.
Earlier this month, Dell expanded its Internet of Things solutions partner program to include systems integrators. Previously, the program was limited to independent software vendors (ISVs).
How’s the health of the PC market? Lately, that depends on who you ask.
If you ask research and advisory firm Gartner, the situation is quite grave.
“The PC is not a high-priority device for the majority of consumers, so they do not feel the need to upgrade their PCs as often as they used to,” said Gartner research analyst Mikako Kitagawa last week. “Some may never decide to upgrade to a PC again.”
Never upgrade a PC again? That’s serious.
IT budgets are stagnant. Cloud and hosted services are hot. Laptop spending will approach that of desktops. And artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), 3-D printing and the Internet of Things (IoT) are getting real.
You know about the Internet of Things, but did you know those “things” could be in an office or apartment building?
“Smart buildings” is a new and growing segment of the IoT market. Most of the action involves what are known as building management systems (BMS) or building automation systems (BAS).
Wondering how to get started with the Internet of Things? It’s a big opportunity — maybe too big. To narrow it down, many solution providers are focusing on a fast-growing segment of the IoT market: digital signage.
Yes, if Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and now Google have their way.
You (and your clients) will talk to a wide range and variety of computing devices. These devices, in turn, will use voice recognition, artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies to listen and respond.
Apple and Microsoft are already out there with their Siri and Cortana voice-activated assistants. These are good early efforts, but many users them both somewhat limited and a bit clumsy to use.
The early days of the cloud are over. Now comes the time for greater savvy and refinement.
A new report from IT nonprofit association CompTIA finds that more than 90 percent of companies are already using some form of cloud computing. As a result, the report says, they’re ready for a “refined understanding and a rebalancing of self-assessment around cloud activity.”