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The road to digital business starts with ubiquitous “smart” things that will range from contact lenses that measure blood glucose to complex industrial turbines that can predict a failed bearing before it happens.

This proliferation of devices is part of a “virtuous circle of smart things,” where falling costs inspire increased connectivity, leading to greater functionality, growing diversity (in the types of smart things) and then, rising ubiquity in the volume of smart things.

In his talk at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Steve Prentice, vice president and Gartner Fellow, highlights the confluence of three interrelated emerging trends that IT leaders should assess as they pursue digital business initiatives:

Democratization of TechnologyThe Physical and Digital Worlds Blur Leading to DematerializationDisintermediation