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October 16, 2013

Gartner list of ten strategic technologies is a subset of McKinsey's twelve disruptive technologies

Gartner has released its top 10 strategic technology trends for 2014 and there is a lot of overlap with the McKinsey list of 12 disruptive technologies that was released about 6 months ago.

Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.



The McKinsey Global Institute identifies 12 technologies that could drive truly massive economic transformations and disruptions in the coming years. Applications of the 12 technologies discussed in the report could have a potential economic impact between $14 trillion and $33 trillion a year in 2025. Nextbigfuture covered the Mckinsey list in May, 2013.


The Gartner list is a subset of the McKinsey list. Gartner restates and subdivides 5 of the items from the McKinsey list.

1. Mobile Internet
2. Automation of Knowledge work
3. Internet of Things
4. Cloud
9. 3D Printing





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