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2017 and Beyond: How Digital Innovation Will Impact the World

  • 2017 and Beyond: How Digital Innovation Will Impact the World

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    Health Care Costs

    By 2020, 40 percent of employees can cut their health care costs by wearing a fitness tracker.

    Companies will increasingly appoint fitness program managers to work closely with human resource leaders to include fitness trackers in wellness programs as part of a broader employee engagement initiative. Health care providers can save lives and downstream costs by acting on the data from wearable fitness trackers that show health risks to the user. Wearables provide a wealth of data to be analyzed either in real time or in retrospect with the potential for doctors and other health care professionals to have access to both contextual and historical information, if the patient agrees to share it. 

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2017 and Beyond: How Digital Innovation Will Impact the World

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    Health Care Costs

    By 2020, 40 percent of employees can cut their health care costs by wearing a fitness tracker.

    Companies will increasingly appoint fitness program managers to work closely with human resource leaders to include fitness trackers in wellness programs as part of a broader employee engagement initiative. Health care providers can save lives and downstream costs by acting on the data from wearable fitness trackers that show health risks to the user. Wearables provide a wealth of data to be analyzed either in real time or in retrospect with the potential for doctors and other health care professionals to have access to both contextual and historical information, if the patient agrees to share it. 

The world as we know it is at a tipping point. From political, social and economic unrest to technological advances and the ubiquitous always-on connection to the entire world, numerous pressures affect our everyday lives. Digital innovation is by far the biggest influencer, changing the way we do just about everything, from shopping to communication to running a business. Recently Gartner, Inc., revealed its top predictions for IT organizations and users for 2017 and beyond, focusing on three fundamental effects of continued digital innovation: experience and engagement, business innovation, and the secondary effects that result from increased digital capabilities.

"Gartner's top strategic predictions continue to offer a provocative look at what might happen in some of the most critical areas of technology evolution. At the core of future outcomes is the notion of digital disruption, which has moved from an infrequent inconvenience to a consistent stream of change that is redefining markets and entire industries," said Daryl Plummer, managing vice president, chief of research and Gartner Fellow. "Last year, we said digital changes were coming fast. This year the acceleration continues and may cause secondary effects that have wide-ranging impact on people and technology."

In this slideshow, Gartner has outlined the top predictions for IT organizations and users for 2017 and beyond.