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Gartner’s The Top 10 IT Altering Predictions for 2014 and why you should care

October 14 2013

CIO posted an article last week covering Gartner's The Top 10 IT Altering Predictions for 2014. The list has a few things that does apply to the readers of this blog. Let's look at the list: Mobile Device Diversity and Management Mobile Apps and Applications Software Defined Anything Smart Machines 3D Printing The Internet of Everything Hybrid Cloud and IT as Service Broker Cloud/Client Architecture The Era of Personal Cloud Web-Scale IT I find the list a bit self-predicting. Much of this is obvious. But what they say about #2 Mobile Apps and Applications is interesting: Gartner predicts that through 2014, improved JavaScript performance will begin to push HTML5 and the browser as a mainstream enterprise application development environment. Gartner recommends that developers focus on creating expanded user interface models including richer voice and video that can connect people in new and different ways. Apps will continue to grow while applications will begin to shrink. Apps are sm