Each year the team at Gartner, Inc. presents the Top 10 Technology Trends at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. These are the strategic trends in technology which will be important for most organizations in this New Year. What makes something a “strategic technology trend?” According to Gartner, it’s a trend with the potential for significant impact on the organization. Factors that denote significant impact include: a high potential for disruption to the business, end users, or IT; the need for a major investment; or the risk of being late to adopt. These technologies impact the organization's long-term plans, programs and initiatives.