Earlier this year IT research company Gartner presented the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013, and earlier this week 2014 top 10 list has been presented at a Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 in Orlando, Florida.

Let’s compare the summaries of those trends that have the potential to affect individuals, businesses and IT organizations:

Technology Trends for 2013

  1. Mobile device battles
  2. Mobile applications and HTML5
  3. The personal cloud
  4. The Internet of Things
  5. Hybrid IT and cloud computing
  6. Strategic big data
  7. Actionable analytics
  8. Mainstream in-memory computing (IMC)
  9. Integrated ecosystems
  10. Enterprise app stores

Technology Trends for 2014

  1. Mobile Device Diversity and Management
  2. Mobile Apps and Applications
  3. The Internet of Everything
  4. Hybrid Cloud and IT as a Service Broker
  5. Cloud/Client Architecture
  6. The Era of Personal Cloud
  7. Software Defined Anything
  8. Web-Scale IT
  9. Smart Machine
  10. 3-D Printing

Mobile trends are the strongest contender on both lists. It is expected that 2015 over 80% of handsets in mature markets will be smart phones.

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