Gartner Strategic Technology Trends in 2014

Gartner released last month the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014.

Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.

A strategic technology may be an existing technology that has matured and/or become suitable for a wider range of uses. It may also be an emerging technology that offers an opportunity for strategic business advantage for early adopters or with potential for significant market disruption in the next five years. These technologies impact the organization’s long-term plans, programs and initiatives.

A few of these trends caught our eye. They dropped the “Actionable Analytics” trends from 2013 and added a few new ones that Predikto is involved with:
– Internet of Everything: We call it Internet of Things. “The Internet is expanding beyond PCs and mobile devices into enterprise assets such as field equipment, and consumer items such as cars and televisions. The problem is that most enterprises and technology vendors have yet to explore the possibilities of an expanded internet and are not operationally or organizationally ready.” Predikto makes this leap forward much easier for large enterprises
– Cloud/Client Architecture: Predikto delivers our actionable intelligence via the cloud, but we depend on the infrastructure and systems our clients have installed over the years. Our clients equipment sensor data is stored in a server somewhere, once they send that data to Predikto, our entire solution and infrastructure is in the cloud.
– Web scale IT: The Predikto solution is built using these platforms
– Smart Machines: Predikto enables our clients to understand the language their machines speak. in other words, we help our clients understand when their machines are telling them something is wrong days in advance of traditional symptoms.

We are excited to see such a push away from plain Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing and more towards smart machines and cloud based solutions.