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Gartner’s 2013 Technology Trends and Why You Should Care

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Gartner’s 2013 Technology Trends and Why You Should Care (Part 2)

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Cloud Computing IT Infrastructure SaaS/PaaS Technology Analytics big data cloud computing Gartner technology trends 2013In addition to mobile, these next five trends have the ability to radically alter the nonprofit technology landscape in the coming years with a heavy emphasis on data and analytics that is so crucial to nonprofit organizations.

Technology Hype Cycle from Gartner

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

and other technologies such as Second Life follows a well established pattern identified by Gartner analysts called " hype cycles " The description is below and this visual showing the hype cycle for consumer technologies. cc "BY" license Photo by Cosmic Spanner What we're witnessing with the hype and anti-hype or schmype swirling around Web2.0

From Gartner: Five Laws for Exploring Virtual Worlds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Hat tip to Jay Moonah for the pointer to this Gartner article about virtual worlds. but not necessarily in Second Life, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner's five laws for exploring virtual worlds at the enterprise level. Gartner recommends that enterprises should experiment with virtual worlds, but not plan massive projects, and look for community benefits rather than commerce. ???Find By the end of 2011, 80 percent of active Internet users (and Fortune 500.

Reality Check: 10-15% Of Brands’ Social Media Fans, Likes And Reviews Will Be Fake By 2014, Says Gartner | TechCrunch

AFP Blog

Reality Check: 10-15% Of Brands’ Social Media Fans, Likes And Reviews Will Be Fake By 2014, Says Gartner | TechCrunch : Fake fans, fake “likes” and fake reviews are some of the worst aspects of social media — or at least for those of us earnest enough to take user-generated content and the will of the crowd seriously. Now, new research from Gartner lays bare the fact that it’s only going to get worse, as paid social media interactions become a more established industry unto themselves.

10 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Think About


Every Wednesday, Gartner does a free webinar on a variety of topics. According to Gartner, the average server uses 65% of its power just sitting idle. Gartner noted that client virtualization is still pretty new, though, and there are kinks to work out. . Gartner agrees. According to Gartner, the amount of data produced around the world will grow by 650% over the next few years, and 80% of it will be unstructured.

Now Is the Time for IT Leaders to Re-imagine IT


Flickr photo: pasukaru76 "Now is the Time for IT Leaders to Re-imagine IT" That was the subject line of an email I received from Gartner recently. Change Management gartner NPTech NTEN IT StaffSure, the email was just a pitch for one of their upcoming events, but I can't help but think of that subject line as a battle cry – a drop-your-mobile-phone-and-pay-attention type of battle cry.

Crystal Ball: Cloud Computing and SaaS


Enter Gartner. According to Gartner (and they do consider themselves the authority here), Cloud computing is: A style of computing where scalable and elastic IT-related capabilities are provided as a service to external customers using Internet technologies. The analogy the Gartner analyst used was electricity: As consumers, we don't worry about how electricity gets to our light switch, we just worry about flipping the switch effectively.


Tips for a CEO on Data Management and Governance priorities

CEO Tech Tips

Following graph from Gartner nicely lay out the Ten Data Management and Governance Actions to Reset, Increase Impact and Enable Remote Work.

IT Budget Cuts: How to Do it Right


That was the theme of a webinar I attended with the folks from Gartner called "Emergency IT Cost Cutting." Tags: budget gartner itstaff NPTech NTEN Flickr Photo: Steve Wampler I know that -- if you haven't had to already -- many of you are right in the middle of figuring out how to cut your IT budget for the next fiscal year. It stinks, but you have to do what you have to do.

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Why your association needs to adopt a flexible IT budget

Nimble AMS

In a post-pandemic world, Gartner reports traditional fixed IT budgets aren’t working. According to Gartner research, more organizations are planning for multiple scenarios within their budgets.

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Tips for CEOs on Digital Transformation in 2022 and beyond

CEO Tech Tips

According to a recent Gartner report, the top three DX goals for companies around the world are: Automation of business processes Migration of applications to cloud Transforming legacy systems to new-age technologies. Digitalization is the adaption of processes and tools to support digital operations. Digital Transformation (DX) is an absolute necessity in the current ear of fast change.

Why your association needs to adopt a data governance policy

Nimble AMS

However, according to a Gartner survey, 42% of data and analytics leaders do not measure or assess their data. Does your association have a data governance policy? In our data-driven world, governance is crucial in maintaining the integrity, accuracy, and security of your organization’s data.

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Solving the Salesforce Talent Gap

Cloud 4 Good

In 2020, Gartner ranked Salesforce the #1 CRM for the 8th year in a row, with greater market share than the next nine competitors combined. Salesforce today is a much different company than it was when I first entered the ecosystem in 2005.

5 Nonprofit Technology Trends to Watch in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By 2020, over 26 billion things – cars, appliances, roads – will be connected to the Internet (Gartner), yet the vast majority of staff working at nonprofits have never heard the term “Internet of Things.” The following is an excerpt from October-December 2016 Edition of AsianNGO Magazine. Facebook launched in 2004, YouTube in 2005, and Twitter in 2006.

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How to effectively build a communication plan for pricing changes at your association

Nimble AMS

According to a Gartner study , 50% of all change initiatives fail and only 34% succeed. Change is never easy. When the time comes to introduce new prices at your association, transparency is key.

5 Technology Trends Of 2013 Nonprofits Should Care About


Gartner , a tech analyst firm, created a list of trending technology resources nonprofits and organizations are taking advantage of to make a greater impact using more robust resources, at a lower cost than traditional IT. Image courtesy of Wisepreneur. The Cloud. “Doing more with less,” is something nonprofits are accustomed too, however cloud services are providing nonprofits with with more for less.

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AI and Nonprofits: Will Bots Make Transition from Functional to Friendship?

Beth Kanter

With over 100,000 bots created on the Facebook Messenger platform and the rise of AI and conversational user interfaces (think SIRI), Gartner analysts predict by 2020 the average person will have more conversations with bots than their spouse. The next disruptive technology phase is already upon here and it includes a technology designed to emulate human conversation – chatbots programmed with artificial intelligence.

Salesforce or Microsoft: What’s the right CRM platform for your association management software?

Nimble AMS

In 2021, Gartner named Salesforce a leader in the CRM Customer Engagement Center (CEC) Magic Quadrant for the 13 th consecutive year. More associations are moving to CRM platform-based AMS systems. .

How Nonprofits Can Protect Their Mission By Protecting Their Data

Saleforce Nonprofit

According to Gartner, 99% of cloud security failures and resulting data loss will be the customer’s fault through 2025. By: Mike Melone, Content Marketing Manager, OwnBackup. For nonprofits, digital transformation is increasingly necessary to survival.

4 Top Nonprofit Job Trends In 2021


The job market for nonprofits is heating up again and it might mean that 2022 is the year to shake things up in your career. Four clear job trends in the nonprofit field signify major changes coming next year and it might be worth paying attention to see if a change is in the cards for you.

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3 Steps to Making Data Protection a Priority at Your Nonprofit

Saleforce Nonprofit

According to research firm Gartner, 99% of cloud security failures and resulting data loss will be the customer’s fault through 2025. Nonprofits are primarily mission-driven organizations.

The Reign of Digital Disruption – 2017 and Beyond

Imarticus Learning

A study by Gartner suggests that by 2020, 100 million customers will shop in augmented reality. It is a matter of perspective really, how do you interpret the term ‘Disruption’, in context to this blog, the term ‘Digital Disruption’.

Some lessons from the “enterprise”

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

For instance, Gartner’s top 10 technologies to watch in 2008. It is nice to see that “Green IT &# tops Gartner’s list. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Some lessons from the “enterprise&# October 11, 2007 One of the areas of technology I watch is the world of “enterprise&# IT. Think big companies, lots of bucks, lots of boxes.

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Has Facebook Entered the Trough of Disillusionment?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That's a diagram I created to illustrate Gartner's Technology Hype Cycles. My FLickr Stream. I thought about that diagram when I read Shel Israel's post " Is Facebook starting to fade? " He points to some early warning signs, but admits he doesn't have a crystal ball. He does go on to say: Personally, I think Facebook remains in the most promising position of any new company I know.

Devising a Print Management Strategy

Tech Soup Blog

First, the scary stats in the white paper: According to the Gartner Group, an average of 1% to 3% of a company’s annual revenues is consumed by document production. Just for fun, we at GreenTech like to read corporate promotional white papers that may have a nugget of green IT value to nonprofits and really anyone running a small or medium sized office.

Does the Used IT Market Have a Future?

Tech Soup Blog

Citrix cites Gartner Device Shipment Forecasts that find that the business PC market will grow at a rate of about 10% per year for the next few years. IT and telecom research firm Gartner Dataquest found that the secondary PC market is growing rapidly: 55 million PCs worldwide in 2004; and 86 million 2007. Gartner also found that of the nearly 200 million PCs that were retired by corporations and institutions in 2007, fewer than half found their way into the secondary PC market.

2020 Association Technology Trends And Predictions

Nimble AMS

Gartner identified democratization as one of the top industry trends at their IT Symposium/Xpo 2019. Take a cue from the news to see what’s coming in association tech. Want to know what’s on the horizon for association technology in 2020? You don’t have to look far.

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A few Second Life Tidbits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is also some analysis of Second Life's Ride on the Gartner Hype Cycle (See enlargement of chart here and additional comments here ) from the PR perspective Alexandra Samuel from Social Signals starts off 2007 with several announcements related to Second Life - the addition of a virtual worlds manager and an Open house in Second Life later on today. There is also a post titled " Seven Reasons Why You Should Consider Second Life.

WeAreMedia: Social Networks - Build the Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Gartner VP recently published a report from analyst Andrea Di Maio, who says citizen social networks will complement, and may replace, some government functions. "Today, the primary role of social networks for governments is to facilitate the exchange of information and to establish novel collaboration patterns, often across organizational boundaries," Gartner's report says. 

Is the Used Computer Market Going Away?

Tech Soup Blog

IT and telecom research firm Gartner Dataquest found that the secondary PC market is growing rapidly: 55 million PCs worldwide in 2004; and 86 million 2007. Gartner also found that of the nearly 200 million PCs that were retired by corporations and institutions in 2007, fewer than half found their way into the secondary PC market. Another Gartner study found that export tariffs and high transportation costs tend to restrict secondary PC markets.

What is Green IT?

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

For a couple of years now we've been seeing talk of Green IT, and as early as 2007 management consulting giants Gartner and McKinsey were addressing Green issues as a major issue facing IT managers.

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First Ever Capitol Hill Electronics Collection Day

Tech Soup Blog

As a major asset recovery company, Redemtech readily champions electronics reuse, often citing recent Gartner statistics on the topic: read more. In the US, there is no national system to ensure the proper collection and disposition of reusable electronic equipment or end-of-life e-waste disposal.

Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011


1] And not just that, according to Gartner Research, by 2013 mobile phones will take over PC’s as the most common web access device. [2] 2] Gartner Research: ‘Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users, 2010 and Beyond; A New Balance’, Jan 2010. [3] Tonia Zampieri, Sales & Marketing Manager, LoyaltyClicks at Smart Online. How should nonprofits position themselves in this ever changing world of technology?

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Google + Nonprofit Brand Pages

Beth Kanter

I’m not recommending that all nonprofits should immediately just say no (or yes) to the latest technology tool that is capturing the imagination (and time) of geeks. But, it is important to have a framework like Gartner Technology Hype Cycle to think it through. There are three choices: Early Move: Willing to combine risk taking with an understanding that risky investments don’t always pay off. Why does Google + launch new stuff when I’m on a book deadline !!

Nonprofits Should Consider SMS Fundraising With Eyes Wide Open

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It closely follows Gartner's Technology Hype Cycle. Photo by OxMour. Maybe I'm jaded. But having been in the nonprofit technology since 1993, I've seen a predictable pattern of cycles with new tools and technology. Technology Trigger. Inflated Expectations. Trough of Disillusionment. Slope of Enlightenment. Plateau of Productivity.

The Bottom Line with Bitdefender BOX

Tech Soup Blog

Gartner, a research firm, estimates that by 2020, the IoT will include 25 billion devices. In a world where more and more of our devices are talking to each other and sharing data online, you need to start worrying about where all that data is going. Bitdefender BOX Wants to Protect All Your "Things" The new Bitdefender BOX is a security appliance from TechSoup donor partner Bitdefender.

SalesForce.Org Study: 40% of Nonprofits Planning To Integrate AI for Marketing

Beth Kanter

In comparison, a recent Gartner study that found that 59% of business enterprises have some form of AI deployment in operation today. Gartner estimates that the average company has four AI or ML projects in place.). SalesForce.Org recently presented a webinar where they shared a research report on marketing and engagement tools, channels, and strategies for nonprofit organizations. I was curious to see if they were tracking current or future uses of AI. .

How Carnegie Corporation of New York Got Microsoft Donations Through TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

It has great discussion boards, hosts webinars, provides Gartner IT research, and organizes a big annual conference. Carnegie Corporation’s Loretta Harris recently found out how strangely easy it is to get Microsoft donations through TechSoup. Once she registered it was easy to keep coming back.