IT Management Slideshow: Gartner IT Outlook 2014: Focus on Information Intelligence

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-22-2010

Gartner IT Outlook 2014: Focus on Information Intelligence

$2.5 trillion in worldwide enterprise IT spending is forecast for 2011, up from $2.4 trillion this year.

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$2.8 trillion in worldwide enterprise IT spending is projected for 2014, signaling "timid and at times lackluster growth," according to Gartner.

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Where are the biggest growth-drivers?They're in emerging economies. These will be the "locomotive" of enterprise IT spending, substantially outpacing developed economies.

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Which industry sectors will be down? Which industry sectors will be down?Manufacturing and financial services, which will not see IT budgets recover to pre-2008 levels before 2012 or 2013, Gartner forecasts.

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The "Intelligence Society" This will prove transformative. The consumer, not the enterprise, will drive the quest for increased access to data to make intelligent decisions.

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Four trends that will support change in IT:Four trends that will support change in IT: 1. Cloud computing.It will continue to change the relationship between those who use IT services and those who sell them.

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Four trends that will support change in IT: 2. The business impact of social computing.Social sites will pervade the enterprise and blur boundaries between personal and professional activities, unleashing productivity growth.

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Four trends that will support change in IT: 3. Context-aware computing.Software, services will blend data with context such as location, desires, feelings to determine patterns of consumer behavior.

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Four trends that will support change in IT: 4. Pattern-based strategy.This will allow CIOs and other IT leaders to discover patterns amidst burgeoning information sources, and model future initiatives based upon them.

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