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Deloitte: 4th Annual Tech Trends Report

By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Deloitte released its 4th Annual Tech Trends Report “Elements of Postdigital,” highlighting the top 10 enabling and disrupting technology trends that are expected to be drivers for businesses.

The Deloitte annual report examines the ever-evolving landscape of technology to put to business use, focusing on the top 10 topics that have the potential to impact businesses over the next 18 to 24 months. The trends are divided into two categories. “Disruptors” are opportunities that can create sustainable positive disruption in IT capabilities, business operations, and sometimes even business models. “Enablers” are technologies in which many CIOs have already invested time and effort, but which warrant another look because of new developments or opportunities.

Bill Briggs, deputy CTO and global lead, Deloitte Digital comments:

“What really stands out this year is the accelerated pace at which core trends like mobile, social, cloud, analytics and cyber are converging and being applied to create immediate, competitive impact,” he said. “All industries are affected and are taking advantage of these forces to incrementally improve their existing processes and offerings and fundamentally reshape their operating models, business models and marketplaces. Companies are not just doing the same things differently, but doing different things. Companies can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines.”

“The role of the CIO hangs in the balance,” concluded White. “These trends are ready to be put to use in the business. But who will lead the charge? The reports of IT’s demise may be exaggerated, but there is often truth behind the rhetoric. How will CIOs reimagine their roles in business strategy? What will the corresponding IT department look like? One thing is for certain: the elements of postdigital will play a role.”

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