Deloitte’s annual Technology Trends report examines the ever-evolving landscape of technology put to practical business use. Once again, we’ve selected 10 trends that we believe have the opportunity to impact business over the next 18 to 24 months.
This year’s theme, Elements of postdigital, looks more deeply into the five forces of postdigital enterprise that we introduced last year: analytics, mobile, social, cloud and cyber. We’ve discovered it’s the combination of these elements that are likely to have the most significant impact on business.
Our 2013 trends are grouped 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.
Each of the 2013 trends is relevant today. Each has significant momentum and potential to make an impact, and each warrants timely consideration. Forward-thinking organisations should consider developing an explicit strategy in each area - even if that strategy is to wait and see.