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The Top 10 IT Altering Predictions for 2014

Gartner analysts today whipped out their always interesting and sometimes controversial look at what the consultancy thinks will impact the IT arena in the near future.

 
By Michael Cooney

Network World — Gartner analysts today whipped out their always interesting and sometimes controversial look at what the consultancy thinks will impact the IT arena in the near future.

Some of the technology trends are not new The so-called Internet of Things and cloud computing for example, but there are some hot new areas A like 3D printing and Software Defined Networking that will be making an impact on IT sooner rather than later.

These changes are due in no small part to the fact that by 2020, there will be up to 30 billion devices connected with unique IP addresses, most of which will be products. "This creates a new economy. Gartner predicts that the total economic value add for the Internet of Things will be $1.9 trillion dollars in 2020, benefiting and impacting a wide range of industries, such as healthcare, retail, and transportation."

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http://www.cio.com/article/741166/The_Top_10_IT_Altering_Predictions_for_2014