Convergence of forces will be examined at Gartner ITxpo


The convergence of social, mobile, cloud and information forces creates both disruption and opportunity for enterprises. Research firm Gartner calls this convergence the "nexus of forces"--a topic that will be explored at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo being held October 21 through 25 in Orlando, Florida.

The nexus of forces is a technology-immersed environment that requires chief information officers and IT executives to recognize its potential, and prepare to deliver the capabilities that support nexus-influenced use cases, explained Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president of research at Gartner.

"We introduced last year at a high level what we thought was the intersection of four forces--cloud, social, mobile and information--we called this the nexus. At the symposium we have [coming up] we are going to detail what we expect will happen as a result of the interaction ... of these four forces in your IT strategy," Sondergaard explained in a webinar that previews the conference.

"Mobile is not just about BYOD or how you manage from a secure perspective ... We believe the main aspect of consideration from a strategy perspective for senior executives and IT organizations has to be how this will help you generate additional revenue, how this will help you better serve and maintain existing customers, and how it will maintain and develop associates in the organization," he said.

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