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Explore the Top Upcoming Technology Disruptors

Technology can cut either way. It can be a differentiating factor that helps your business be more successful or it can be something that contributes to your company's downfall -- particularly, if competitors are first-to-market and apply it for a significant competitive edge.

Technology adoption and usage can help to increase efficiency, reduce wastage, advance productivity, improve product development, enhance customer service and accelerate time-to-market.

Technology is at the heart of many business success stories. Besides, the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) can become one of the key positions within a company, but it is also now one of the most challenging -- due to the raised expectations.

ABI Research has compiled an analysis that collects input from the whole ABI analyst community and presents a broad perspective of which technologies should be on a CIO's planning agenda.

The top technologies were broken down in to the following lists:

Top Five Technologies Overall:

  • Device-to-Device Communications (D2D)
  • Machine Learning
  • Cellular RAN Virtualization
  • Bluetooth Low Energy/Bluetooth Smart
  • LTE-Advanced

Most Potential Impact:

  • Device-to-Device Communications (D2D)
  • WiGig
  • Energy Storage for Portable Devices
  • Graphene
  • Machine Learning

Time to Disruption:

  • Cellular RAN Virtualization
  • ISW and Unified SON
  • Bluetooth Low Energy/Bluetooth Smart
  • In-vehicle Smartphone Standards
  • Machine Learning

Highest Probability:

  • Cellular RAN Virtualization
  • Bluetooth Low Energy/Bluetooth Smart
  • Machine Learning
  • LTE-Advanced
  • Device-to-Device Communications (D2D)

"The digitization of our world and the democratization of the Internet means that innovation will increasingly be digital and will come from unexpected quarters. The ability to have a huge net to capture this innovation is not only key to surviving the tsunami of evolution but it is also paramount for companies to be armed with enough knowledge to understand which innovations will matter," said Stuart Carlaw, chief research officer at ABI Research.

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