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    10 Trends & 5 Myths – News of the Week, 10/21/16

    Posted by Anthea Strezze on Oct 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM
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    dreamstime_xl_36947548_small.jpgNumber headlines are all the rage these days, right? Normally, I’d ignore fashion, but I happen to have two fun “number” articles in this week’s industry news, so why not!

    First up, I’ve been enjoying the news out of the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2016 in Florida, including their “10 Big Trends that will Change how IT Operates.” Of course, one of the big trends that I’ve been following for some time is Digital Transformation. That may be why the article below about “5 Myths” initially caught my eye, but it also serves as an interesting reflection on how business will cope with the trends observed by Gartner.

    Gartner’s 10 Big Trends that will Change how IT Operates 

    TechRepublic | Jason Hiner reports on David Cappuccio’s presentation at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2016, where he explained ten of the trends Gartner sees affecting IT operations through next year. From “disappearing data centers” to “new roles in IT”, it’s well worth a read!

    Gartner: Digital Business Depends on Core IT, IoT, AI 

    InformationWeek | Curtis Franklin, Jr. summarizes another Symposium speech by Peter Sondergaard, focusing on the importance of digital content to the companies that want to thrive in the future. He reports that digital business requires a robust platform built on five domains: traditional core IT systems, customer experience, IoT, intelligence and ecosystems.

    5 Myths about Digital Transformation Every CEO Must Know 

    CIO | Kumar R Parakala works to dispel five myths about digital transformation, culled from his conversations with more than 30 CEOs over the past year. Which of these myths have you encountered so far? Or have you managed to dodge these obstacles in your digital transformation journey?

    What trends – and myths – do you see building up as we near the end of the year? Use the comments section below to share your thoughts!

    Topics: Industry News, digital transformation, Iot