Gartner Says Worldwide Supply Chain Management Software Market Grew 7.1 Percent to Reach $8.3 Billion in 2012

Key Issues Facing the SCM Market to Be Discussed at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2013, May 21-23, in Phoenix; August 12-13, in Melbourne; and September 23-24, in London Despite economic challenges, the worldwide supply chain management (SCM) software market grew 7.1 percent to $8.3 billion in 2012. During 2012, IT budget decision makers remained highly cautious overall, but supply […]

Gartner Highlights Three Key Foundational Elements for Demand-Driven Retail Success

Analysts to Discuss the Future of Supply Chain at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, May 21-23 in Phoenix, Ariz., August 12-13 in Melbourne and September 23-24 Defining the role of supply chain, span of control and metrics maturity are the key enablers to demand-driven retail success, according to a recent survey by Gartner, Inc. The 2012 demand-driven survey was […]

Gartner Predicts by 2017, Half of Employers will Require Employees to Supply Their Own Device for Work Purposes

Enterprises That Offer Only Corporate-Liable Programs Will Soon Be the Exception As enterprise bring your own device (BYOD) programs continue to become more commonplace, 38 percent of companies expect to stop providing devices to workers by 2016, according to a global survey of CIOs by Gartner, Inc.’s Executive Programs “BYOD strategies are the most radical change to the economics and […]

Organisations Must Account for Generation Y in their Sourcing Governance to Ensure Business Alignment

By 2025, up to 75 percent of an organization’s workforce will come from what sociologists call Generation Y. Sourcing executives must account for Generation Y in their sourcing governance, reflecting changing IT services buying behaviours and to ensure business alignment. Ahead of the Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2013, taking place from June 17-18, in Frankfurt, Frank Ridder, research […]

Gartner Identifies Top 10 Technology Trends for the Energy and Utilities Sector in 2013

Innovation is Taking Hold of This Once Conservative and Slow-Moving Industry A new report from Gartner, Inc. identifies the top ten technology trends affecting the global energy and utility markets in 2013, as the industry faces significant challenges from ongoing environmental sensitivity, changing policymaker attitudes and consumer expectations. “Searching for successful business models that will address these issues and generate […]

Gartner CEO and Senior Business Executive Survey Shows 52 Percent of CEOs Have a Digital Strategy

Analysts to Discuss the Survey Findings at the Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2013, June 17-18, Frankfurt, Germany Gartner Complimentary Webinar on May 7 to Examine the Survey Findings and the Implications This Will Have on IT 2013 will be a turning point year as CEOs and senior executives, by a ratio of more than four to one, plan […]

Gartner Says Worldwide PC, Tablet and Mobile Phone Combined Shipments to Reach 2.4 Billion Units in 2013

Traditional PC Market Predicted to Decline 7.6 Percent as Change in Consumers’ Behavior Drives Transition to Tablets and Ultramobiles Worldwide devices (the combined shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones) are on pace to total 2.4 billion units in 2013, a 9 percent increase from 2012, according to Gartner, Inc. Device shipments are forecast to continue to grow, reaching more […]

Gartner Says the Vast Majority of Social Collaboration Initiatives Fail Due to Lack of Purpose

“Provide and Pray” Approach Has Just a 10 Percent Success Rate Gartner Analysts to Share Best Practices for Planning Social Collaboration at the Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit 2013 in London, U.K. and National Harbor, Maryland, U.S. Although social technologies are employed by 70 percent of organizations, Gartner, Inc. said most social collaboration initiatives fail because they follow a worst practice […]

Gartner Says Early Adopters of 3D Printing Technology Could Gain an Innovation Advantage Over Rivals

By 2016, Enterprise-Class 3D Printers Will Be Available for Under $2,000 3D printing is disrupting the design, prototyping and manufacturing processes in a wide range of industries, according to Gartner, Inc. Enterprises should start experimenting with 3D printing technology to improve traditional product design and prototyping, with the potential to create new product lines and markets. 3D printing will also […]

Gartner Identifies Top Technology Trends Impacting Information Infrastructure in 2013

Gartner, Inc. has identified the top technology trends that will play key roles in modernizing information management (IM) in 2013 and beyond, making the role of information governance increasingly important. “Information is one of the four powerful forces changing the way business is done,” said Regina Casonato, managing vice president at Gartner. “Significant innovation continues in the field of information […]