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Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021

Industry Analyst Report

According to the Gartner 2021 View From the Board of Directors (BoD) Survey, 69% of BoDs surveyed are significantly accelerating digital business initiatives, and increasing associated investments, in the wake of COVID-19 disruption. With digital technology initiatives serving as top strategic business priorities for BoDs, executive leaders are tasked with enabling digital experiences for customers and employees, protecting data and privacy, enabling remote work and services, and increasing operational resiliency. Tapping into technology innovation is critical to achieving those goals.

In Executive Leaders Perspective: Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021, Gartner explores three innovation management trends with high-impact business potential:

  • People Centricity – Internet of Behaviors, Total Experience, Privacy-Enhancing Computation
  • Location Independence – Distributed Cloud, Anywhere Operations, Cybersecurity Mesh
  • Resilient Delivery – Intelligent Composable Business, AI Engineering, Hyperautomation

We feel that this newly released report is a must-read for executive leaders looking to leverage technology for strategic business priorities.


Gartner, Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021, 19 October 2020, Brian Burke, Frances Karamouzis et al.

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