Gartner's Top Technology Trends That Will Define 2021 – CRN: Technology news for channel partners and solution providers

From technology influencing how people behave at work to AI engineering and hyperautomation, here are the biggest technology trends in 2021 that will shape the future, according to Gartner.

The Top 9 Technology Trends Of 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the technology innovation and investment strategies of nearly every company in the world as “unprecedented” economic and socioeconomic challenges have made it clear that IT is the lifeline for businesses during the coronavirus era, according to IT research firm Gartner.
Gartner is anticipating major technology trends in 2021 that will further disrupt the IT world and create massive opportunities for solution providers and vendors alike.
“The unprecedented socioeconomic challenges of 2020 demand the organizational elasticity to transform and compose the future,” said Brian Burke, research vice president at Gartner, during the company’s recent virtual Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2020.
For example, some employees are returning to work and being met by new sensors, RFID tags and behavioral data technology that influence how they act at work. Gartner dubs this new collection and use of data to drive behaviors as the Internet of Behavior, one of nine trends in its new “Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends For 2021” report.
From autonomous things and artificial intelligence to cloud computing and emerging technologies, here are the nine biggest technology trends that Gartner predicts will shake up the market next year.