Nothing is as constant as change. Is that true? It’s an old adage, but probably not strictly accurate. Change might be ever present, but the pace of change is fluctuating all the time. So change itself isn’t constant – it speeds up and slows down, sometimes erratically, but it’s always apparent.
At this time of year, during the festive season, we begin with predictions – which rarely fully materialise – and we end with resolutions – which promptly get broken.
Both are done with the best of intentions, but “gang aft agley” like “the best-laid schemes o’ mice and men.”
Whatever you may think of the accuracy or otherwise of predictions made by industry analysts in general, it’s clear that Gartner has gained a good degree of credibility with its regular, industry specific ‘magic quadrant’ analysis.