Gartner Announces Top 10 Predictions for IT Organizations

By 2022, a blockchain-based business will be worth $10 billion

At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is taking place at Stamford, Connecticut, analysts announced the top predictions for CIOs and IT organizations in 2017 and beyond. The research firm forecasts high gains from technologies such as blockchain, analytics and augmented reality. It also indicated that in three years, brands will bid goodbye to mobile apps. Here's a quick roundup. 
 
1. By 2020, 100 million consumers will shop in augmented reality (AR) 
 
2. By 2020, 30% of web browsing sessions will be done without a screen
 
3. 20% of brands will abandon their mobile apps by 2019
 
4. By 2020, algorithms will positively alter the behavior of billions of global workers
 
5. By 2022, a blockchain-based business will be worth $10 billion
 
6. By 2021, 20% of all activities in which an individual engages will involve at least one of top seven digital giants
 
7. Through 2019, every $1 that enterprises invest in innovation will require an additional $7 in core execution
 
8. Through 2020, IoT will increase data center storage demand by less than 3%
 
9. By 2022, the IoT will save consumers and businesses $1 trillion a year in maintenance, services, and consumables
 
10. By 2020, 40% of employees can cut their healthcare costs by wearing a fitness tracker
 

Hansa Wattanawongsiri


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