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Tech Trends 2012

Elevate IT for digital business

Tech Trends 2012What makes Technology Trends unique from other trends reports? Each trend must be actionable and have measurable value to the business. As mobility, social business, cloud computing, and analytics evolve, each may represent a significant opportunity to transform enterprises, markets, and industries.

It’s an uncommon, and perhaps even unique, time to have so many rapidly evolving, technology-centric forces emerging. As adoption patterns accelerate and these forces mature and integrate, many believe it will mark the dawn of the postdigital era.

Each of the 2012 trends is relevant today. Forward-thinking organizations should consider developing an explicit strategy in each area – even if that strategy is to wait and see. But whatever you do, step up. Use this collection of Deloitte thought leadership and the digital forces to your advantage.

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Tech Trends 2012: Elevate IT for digital business
Selected from across our member firm client base, across industries, and across geographies, this year’s themes examine the broad impacts of five technology forces – analytics, mobility, social, cloud, and cyber security.

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TMT Predictions 2012: Technology
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Explore all of TMT Predictions 2012 from Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications global industry group.

Deloitte Review: Making sense of social data
This Deloitte Review article explores how digital exhaust is likely to be the next frontier in social data analytics.

Insights video podcast: Disruptive technology: Are you ready for the postdigital age?
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Dialing in: Convergence, collaboration, and customer data – the changing face of Canada’s mobile payments market
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Dutch gaming industry ready for growth
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Empowered employees

The empowered employee is coming; Is the world ready?
In this Forbes article, Suketu Gandhi, along with John Hagel and Giovanni Rodriguez, discusses the postdigital divide - the disruption brought on by the empowerment of people through social media.

The Innovator’s Manifesto: Deliberate disruption for transformational growth
In this new book, author Michael Raynor shows how the application of Disruption theory can deliver dramatic improvements in the survival rates of new businesses, products, and ventures. It tests and explains the predictive power of Disruption theory to help business leaders apply it quickly and effectively.

Leap ahead: Human Capital Trends 2012
With continued economic instability, ongoing demographic pressures, and increased corporate interest in global markets, the demand for organizations to maximize their investment in human capital and related technology has never been higher.

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Deloitte TV Australia: Rob Hillard on why business needs to keep pace with Technology
Rob Hillard, Technology Leader for Deloitte Australia, talks to Sky News about why companies must embrace technology as a core function of business to unlock value. He stresses the importance of social business and gamification as growing trends that companies need to keep focused on.

Explore the Australian version of Tech Trends 2012.

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