Infrastructure & Operations

I&O leaders need to keep pace with technology innovations and meet digital business goals - Gartner can help.

2021-2023 Emerging Technology Roadmap

We analyzed the anticipated risk factors, value drivers and adoption timelines of top emerging technologies - so you don't have to.

The 2021 Emerging Technology Roadmap harnesses the collective wisdom of your peers to understand deployment plans, adoption timelines, value and risks across core infrastructure domains, including computing and storage, cloud, workplace network, security and automation.

I&O leaders should use this infographic to benchmark adoption plans for over 100 technologies against those of their peers.

Complete the form to download and view full details of our latest Emerging Technology Roadmap.

Download your Emerging Technologies Roadmap

Understand the key emerging technologies your peers are investing in and benchmark your adoption plans.

By clicking the "Continue" button, you are agreeing to the Gartner Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

All fields are required.

  • Step 2 of 3

    By clicking the "Continue" button, you are agreeing to the Gartner Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    Company Information

    All fields are required.

    Type company and location
    Optional Optional
  • Step 3 of 3

    By clicking the "Submit" button, you are agreeing to the Gartner Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    Upcoming Webinar

    I&O Leaders That Automate, Win

    Automation is a top priority for organizations. Yet, for I&O leaders, communicating the value that it delivers is often an afterthought, which can negatively impact automation success, buy-in on initiatives and program investment. In this complimentary I&O webinar, we share practical advice on how I&O leaders can build and communicate value for automation initiatives to your teams, peers and CIOs to keep the momentum moving forward. 

    Leaders must treat automation as a principle to be embraced, rather than as a project to be done and ought to be aware of common mistakes that can lead to failures.

    Nicole Sturgill

    VP Analyst, Gartner
    In the past I used to spend a lot of time on research, but after having a Gartner subscription, I can search a specific subject and get an immediate answer. Gartner's presentations are so rich in information that they will answer all of my questions.

    Ronald Dsa

    Infrastructure Director, OSN - Dubai

    I&O leaders must successfully scale digital initiatives to deliver growth

    I&O leaders have to be active contributors toward their organizations' digital success in delivering growth by helping scale digital initiatives throughout the enterprise. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have to do so primarily by better aligning their capabilities with the business, delivering improving quality and lowering costs. 

    How we address your top challenges

    Changing business and technical requirements, including the shift toward digital business and automation, require I&O leaders to evolve and advance their skills to stay relevant. I&O leaders must implement innovative strategies that embrace technology innovations to stay ahead and impact business outcomes. 

    Leadership Vision for 2022: Top 3 Strategic Priorities for I&O Leaders

    In 2022 I&O must build, integrate, broker, and govern technology platforms that balance resilience and agility to enhance customer experiences and solutions, while delivering optimal business outcomes and growth. To help you prioritize your time and energy we've created the Gartner Leadership Vision which provides top-level guidance on where to focus — based on our data-driven research. 

    Gartner's Infrastructure & Operations Leadership Vision 2022

    Ensure a resilient and adaptive infrastructure platform designed to support anywhere operations. Rewatch this session to help in your I&O planning for 2022 and beyond.

    The Future of Cloud: Prepare for 2025 

    By 2025 cloud computing will be pervasive, driving technological innovation and serving as the foundation for business innovation. This complimentary webinar will help IT leaders develop cloud strategies while mapping out the cloud’s evolutionary course for executive leaders, peers, and teams.

    Improve Infrastructure Agility - A Story for a New Era

    Established I&O organizations are being told to implement agile methods with little or no guidance as to what that means. And much confusion exists about how to apply agile development methods to I&O situations. This research details four recommendations for starting the agile journey.

    Ignition Guide to Efficient Cost Management in I&O

    Due to uncertain economic conditions, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders face increasing pressure to manage their costs. I&O leaders can use this step-by-step guide to help set up a process for evaluating and selecting cost management initiatives for I&O.

    Revamp Your I&O Finance and Budgeting Process for Digital Innovation

    I&O leaders are discovering that the old rules for building IT business cases and managing IT budgets don’t apply to digital innovation projects. I&O leaders must take three steps to prepare I&O for the financial management of agile, cloud-based initiatives.

    Questions about becoming a Gartner client?

    Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference

    Get prepared to be inspired by the world’s leading infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders and Gartner experts and explore the latest technologies.

    Learn more about how we can help you achieve your most critical priorities.

    Gartner has research and tools focused specifically on I&O processes, technologies and human capabilities to enable your desired business outcomes.