Tales From the 2012 Gartner Symposium

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 10-30-2012
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By 2020, more than 30 billion devices will have a constant connection with the Web. Another 150 billion will connect at least periodically.

Research firm Gartner's 2012 Symposium showcased some of the most important trends and data affecting the IT world. The symposium is home to speakers who take time to discuss trends, share information. Peter Sondergaard, head of global research at Gartner, shared insights into the key factors that are driving innovation and investment in the IT world, leaving few topics off the table during his discussion. Sondergaard touted the growth of the cloud and examined app downloads across the enterprise. He talked about Apple's iPad and how important it is for corporate users. Sondergaard even tapped into the importance of Windows 8—not today, but a couple of years down the road. Simply put, his findings were enlightening, and will go a long way in helping CIOs establish a better understanding of the things that matter most in the corporate world. Realizing that, we've included here some of the data points that Sondergaard shared during his symposium presentation, along with some of the trends that are impacting today's corporate IT decision-makers.

Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.


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