Gartner Identifies Key Industry Forecasts For IT Companies


Gartner did not hold back only to disclose its forecasts for 2015, but also extended their analysis for the following years for IT organizations and users alike. Analysts said the social networking, mobile, cloud and information are pushing companies worldwide to make fundamental changes in business processes.

A research from Gartner Firm on industry trends features 14 strategic planning assumptions that CIOs, senior executives and IT leaders should consider during their business planning and policy development.

Most industries will face major changes during the period from 2015 to 2016. These changes will force fundamental changes in business processes that, in turn, will reshape the industry,” said Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, vice president and Gartner analyst. “The social common good, mobile, cloud computing and the information will be especially important factors in driving industry transformation, challenging existing business models and processes and making greater competitive threats.”

Gartner said that CIOs and other IT and business leaders can use their forecasts and recommendations to better understand the forces that are changing the world and develop strategies to deal with the requirements of rapidly changing business environment.

Industry forecasts include:

  • In 2015, less than 2% of worldwide consumers will adopt Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile payments.
  • By 2015, spending on enterprise software will increase by 25% over current numbers as a result of the proliferation of smart operational technology (OT).
  • In 2015, to avoid becoming simply transaction factories, organizations successful payers will use the integration of information such as their competitive advantage.
  • In 2015, the creation of non-traditional currencies and exchange will allow 125 million people to participate in the global economy formal.
  • In 2016, three automakers will announce concrete plans for car launches offering of autonomous vehicle technology.
  • In 2016, patients will be harmed or put at risk by a breach of a medical safety device.
  • In 2016, national governments will require institutions to deliver student records to be redesigned for the curriculum and cutting costs will be based on big data analysis.
  • In 2016, half of the US public services customers will have access to organized energy usage data, but only 20% will use it.
  • In 2016, at least 25% of manufactures will adopt 3D printing to produce parts for products or services they sell.
  • In 2017, over 50% of the selling will be performance based.


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