There is a “nexus of forces” pressing the information-technology (IT) industry and how businesses respond to this perfect storm, of sorts, will impact their success over the next five years.
That’s according to Gartner, which has just revealed its annual research on industry trends, called “Top Industry Predicts 2013: The Nexus of Forces Will Drive Massive Transformation in Many Industries.” It features 14 strategic-planning assumptions that Gartner believes CIOs, senior business execs and IT leaders should consider going forward.
“Most industries will face massive changes during the period from 2013 through 2015. These changes will force fundamental shifts in business processes that will, in turn, further reshape those industries,” said Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, vice president and analyst at Gartner. “The social commons, mobile communications, cloud computing and information will be especially important factors in driving even greater industry transformation, challenging existing business models and processes and opening up greater competitive and other threats.”
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