Gartner says focus is on customer portals, actionable analytics and integrated cloud ecosystems.

Gartner recently highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2013. Analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, being held in Orlando, Florida through October 25. Gartner points to several strategic technologies with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years.
“We have identified the top 10 technologies that will be strategic for most organizations, and that IT leaders should factor into their strategic planning processes over the next two years,” said David Cearley, vice president and Gartner fellow. “Companies need to be making deliberate decisions about how they fit with their expected needs in the near future.”
Cearley said that these technologies are emerging amidst a nexus of converging forces – social, mobile, cloud and information. Although these forces are innovative and disruptive on their own, together they are revolutionizing business and society, disrupting old business models and creating new leaders.
Among the strategic technology trends for 2013 are:
Personal Cloud- Customer Facing Portals
According to Gartner, the personal cloud will gradually replace the PC as the location where individuals keep their personal content, access their services and personal preferences and center their digital lives. The personal cloud will entail the unique collection of services, Web destinations and connectivity that will become the home of their computing and communication activities. Users will see it as a portable, always-available place where they go for all their digital needs.
continue reading »