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On the Horizon – December 2016

Insomnia? Gartner says track these tech trends

Competing in a world of accelerating digital business innovation is no doubt what keeps most CEOS and CIOs awake at night these days. Are you wondering what technologies to track and monitor in order to get ahead of the competition? Well, Gartner, Inc.’s long-running annual Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2016 report may help.

The report provides a high-level view of important emerging trends and specific technologies, distilled from more than 2,000 important technologies currently showing promise. It also offers a cross-industry perspective on the technologies and trends that business strategists, chief innovation officers, R&D leaders, entrepreneurs, global market developers and emerging-technology teams should consider in developing emerging-technology portfolios of their own. Included on the watch list: 4D Printing, Virtual Personal Assistants, Autonomous Vehicles, Quantum Computing, Blockchain, IoT Platform, Brain-Computer Interface, Human Augmentation, Volumetric Displays, Affective Computing, Connected Home, Nanotube Electronics, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and more.


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