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It has always been difficult to make long-range technology predictions. While it is relatively easy to predict growth rates and consumer uptake for known technologies, there are significant challenges in taking account of the growing amount of disruptive change.


  • As the pace of change picks up, the business case for asset ownership becomes increasingly difficult to justify. Today's shiny new product quickly becomes tomorrow’s aging legacy liability.

Features and Benefits

  • Assess realistic ways of looking at digital disruption for the coming ten years.
  • Understand how changes in the wider community are likely to impact technology demand in the coming ten years.

Key questions answered

  • How can CIOs take a realistic approach to disruption?
  • How can technology managers best position themselves to deal with market disruption?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • What should CIOs do to prepare for disruption in the coming ten years?
  • Don't pin your hopes on particular technologies
  • Don't take technological optimism too far


  • Further reading
  • Author

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