Gartner Top Strategic Predictions for 2018 and Beyond

[Oct 2017] In houses of the future, the coffeemaker will know the ideal brewing temperature based on an image of the package uploaded by your smartphone, the washing machine will scan and read garment labels, and the air-conditioning unit will be capable of monitoring its own maintenance schedule and self-reporting any issues. The interesting part is all of these features were the result of an inexpensive technology added in before designers were even certain of specific uses.

This is the picture of connectivity via the Internet of Things (IoT) painted in the Gartner top strategic predictions for 2018 and beyond.

The continued evolution of digital innovation has resulted in seemingly endless options and technologies available for companies. This trend won’t end anytime soon, and IT leaders need to adjust their digital strategies to develop a reasonable pace for adoption and bimodal development.

“CIOs in end-user organizations will need to develop a pace that can be sustained no matter what the future holds,” says Daryl Plummer, vice president & Gartner Fellow, at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 in Orlando. “Our predictions provide insight into that future, but enterprises will still be required to develop a discipline around how pace can be achieved.”

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