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.


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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.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction


EveryAction has earned high marks from independent, third party validators like Firefly Partners, Idealware, and Gartner. Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. If you're not already an EveryAction user, here's 50 reasons to make the switch today. #1. Higher Conversion Rates = Raising More Money.

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.

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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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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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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?

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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.

A few Second Life Tidbits

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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.

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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.

Four Great Resources for Foundation Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Get free Gartner research. Philanthropy is very much a two-sided coin. Charities carry out mission-based work. Foundations fund and coordinate mission-based work. Things work best when the two sides are well aligned, and technology is an important area where we can do that. Lisa Pool’s Technology Affinity Group and Laura Quinn’s Idealware. are two organizations doing good work to make that happen. TechSoup also has a new foundation resource area for software donations.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Here it is: Our 2018 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. We use our knowledge of practical use cases to put the media and marketing hype in perspective.

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US Congress in Second Life!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This morning I came across a blog by Adam Reuters summarizing the two other blog posts I pointed to the other day on the topic of " Gauging Second Life Hype Cycle" (BTW, according to the article, a spokeswoman for Gartner said that the firm has not officially assigned Second Life a position on its Hype Cycle, but is examining the issue.). Photo from article by Adam Reuters, Reuters Second Life Bureau and used with permission.

How to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Nonprofit BYOD Workplace

Tech Soup Blog

In May, Gartner predicted that by 2017, half of employers will stop giving employees company devices altogether. In a perfect world, your nonprofit would have the resources to equip every worker and volunteer with a secure laptop. Unfortunately, the world isn’t perfect—that’s why nonprofits exist in the first place—so you probably deal with a hodgepodge of personal devices. That’s not a bad thing.

Why Savvy Nonprofits Are Dumping QuickBooks™ and Moving to the Cloud

Connection Cafe

The great majority of CFOs are planning to implement cloud services for their companies in 2015 and beyond, according to surveys from CFO Magazine, KPMG and Gartner. Believe it or not, your organization is about to be part of an enormous wave of change in the next few years. That’s because, if you’re like a lot of nonprofits, you’re using an on premise accounting application. And most likely that on premise solution is QuickBooks.

Are You Going To Adopt Google+ for Professional Learning/Networking? Why or Why Not?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What we’re witnessing with the hype and geek love swirling around Google+ follows a well established pattern identified by Gartner analysts called “ hype cycles.&# It begins with a technology trigger, followed by the peak of inflated expectations and punditry. And, of course, all the funny comics showing the demise of Twitter and Facebook anything else that stands in Google + way to getting more adoption or increasing it stock value.

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Cloud Before Cloud was Cool

Connection Cafe

Last week, Gartner “the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company” issued a press release around the results of a worldwide survey of CIO’s in the commercial sector. They use the Internet… What is most interesting to me is the benefits that commercial CIO’s espouse to Gartner when talking about their reasons for implementing cloud computing – they are just as valuable to nonprofits. Author: Tad Druart.

A View of the Cloud from India

Tech Soup Blog

Here is Prashant and Pooja's view of the cloud based on a survey of Indian NGOs that they completed in September 2011: Gartner has forecasted that India's spending on green IT and cloud initiatives will double from $35 billion in 2010 to $70 billion in 2015, indicating a buoyant technology outlook for the Indian industry. During the month of October, join and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign.

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Social Notworking and Other Social Networking Challenges

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Gartner's Technology Hype Cycles : I created that diagram based on the Gartner's theory and have seen it come into play over and over again. My FLickr Stream. Jeremiah Owyang has a post called " The Many Challenges of Social Networking " suggesting that social networks have passed the peak of inflated expectations and has identified a good list of challenges to success. When I read Jeremiah Owyang's post, two reflections came to mind: 1.

Game On: How Gamification is Changing the Sector

ASU Lodestar Center

Brian Burke, VP of Research at Gartner, defines 7 key considerations when designing the player experience for gamification: Business Outcomes and Success Metrics. posted by Rudy Frank Graduate Student, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Let’s face it; every day we use our smartphones and mobile technology to get through daily and simple tasks, from finding information, to exercise, to learning new languages, even finding the nearest grocery store.