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The Way It Was - Wolfgang Gartner

I know I am definitely late in the game for just realizing how incredibly talented Wolfgang Gartner is, but the more I listen to him the more he is slowly becoming one of my new favorite DJ’s. His melodies are absolutely brilliant, and as simple as his single tracks are, I’m completely enthralled from start to finish.

3D Printing Market to Double In Size Each Year Until 2018, Reaching 2.3 Million

The 3D printing market is growing rapidly. A new report from Gartner indicates that the number of 3D printers will reach over 217,000 which is double the 108,000 shipped in 2013. And this doubling will continue. Gartner forecasts that the 3D printing market will double it’s size every year until 2018 when it will amass 2.3 million worldwide shipments. 

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Poor leadership, technology focus will cause most social business efforts to fall short

Gartner study finds that:

  • 80 percent of social business efforts will not achieve their intended benefits through 2015 due to inadequate leadership and an overemphasis on technology .
  • The “push” approach that worked for ERP and CRM rollouts won’t work for social applications – people must understand how social will improve work to opt in and become engaged. 
  • Leaders should tackle the tough cultural challenges head on and early on –more than just sponsorship, leaders need to demonstrate commitment to a more open, transparent work style by their actions.
  • By 2016, 50 percent of large organizations will capture and disseminate information through social filtering using Facebook-like networks
  • Identifying and understanding the role of key influencers in the social network are will make communication channels more effective. 
  • In 2017, the majority of all new user-facing applications will exhibit gamified-social-mobile fusion.

Via Gartner Research

Gartner Highlights Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015

Gartner unveiled the ten technology trends to watch out for in 2015 while at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando this week. The trends cover three themes: the merging of the real and virtual worlds, the advent of intelligence everywhere, and the technology impact of the digital business shift.

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iPads and other tablets make you work more

Gartner did a full research on the use of tablets in enterprise environments, and concluded user behavior is affected by it. Tablet usage is actually driving new user behavior. The research showed tablets create new opportunities to engage users. They are not used in the same way as traditional PCs, and they are not replacing other devices, such as smartphones.

Instead, they are extending computing capabilities into new locations that were not practical before, and along the way are extending the amount of time users spend in any computing environment.

Mobile, big data, social dominate Gartner's top tech trends for 2012

Media tablets, mobile apps, contextual and social interfaces are the top three strategic technologies for businesses in 2012, according to Gartner.

Here’s the breakdown of Gartner’s top 10 strategic technologies for 2012.

Not all of these things will be widely adopted in the next two years, but Gartner analyst David Cearly argued that they are near an inflection point. Tablets will be a key issue for tech execs largely because security and management issues abound. One exec told me that those issues are much larger for Android devices. With Apple, there’s iOS and you know what it is and how to secure it. Android has various flavors to defend.

The deployment of tablets—largely via bring your own device policies—will create a mix of devices that will require investment elsewhere. For instance, Gartner is projecting that HTML5 and the browser will be the mainstream enterprise development platform by the end of 2014.

Tablets also will apparently drive app stores and marketplaces with most businesses delivering mobile tools through private stores by 2014. These private app stores are just now becoming a key focus area for companies like Airwatch, Appcentral, Apperian, Mobileiron, Nukona, Ondeego, and Partnerpedia.

However, these private app store vendors have immature offerings. These enterprise apps will focus on context, location and social interfaces.

As for location and contextual data, Gartner had a few planning assumptions that may be a bit scary. The key points:

  • By 2015, 40 percent of global smartphone users will opt in to being tracked daily.
  • In 2015, Google, Microsoft, Nokia and Apple will track daily trips and habits for 10 percent of the world’s population.
  • Context brokers will emerge to help companies create good assumptions about user behavior.

Under the hood of these front-end systems will be a stream of data from things—Internet of Things is the No. 4 technology—analytics and big data. Toss in in-memory computing for fast data crunching and Gartner’s list really boils down to one word: Mobility. The list makes distinctions between technologies, but in a nutshell you have mobility on the front end and back end will keep companies busy for the next two years.

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Wolfgang Gartner feat. Jim Jones & Cam'ron - Circus Freaks (Cover Art)

I’m not a fan but at least Wolfgang tried something!