Introducing Tech Trends 2013 – Elements Of Postdigital
I am excited to announce the release of our 2013 Tech Trends report. Each year, we collect potential trends from clients, industry, academic luminaries, alliance partners and Deloitte colleagues. We then filter for those trends that could help CIOs address pressing business problems and opportunities, and that should have significant levels of adoption over the next 18 – 24 months. As in years past, we’ve selected ten trends – each with 3 examples of businesses adopting along the path of the trend.
Last year we elevated IT for digital business. This year, we explore the controlled collision of five digital forces - Analytics, Mobile, Social, Cloud and Cyber - with our theme, Elements of Postdigital. In a Postdigital Enterprise™, all five forces are mature, implemented and integrated. This convergence may offer a new set of tools for business, opening the door to a new set of rules for operations, performance and competition. With elements of postdigital, IT can deliver engagement and empowerment, both innovating and industrializing.
One of the best parts of my role involves traveling around the world to talk to chief information officers (CIOs) and information technology (IT) executives about how they are harnessing the power of technology for their business. I hear stories and insights that expose fresh and insightful perspectives, and that help transform trends from conceptual to concrete. We bring you some of those stories and insights through the “My Takes” and “Lessons from the Frontlines” in each chapter. “My Takes” provide commentary and examples on the business utility of each trend from CIOs, academics and other luminaries. “Lessons” are real-world examples of organizations that are adopting along the path of the trend.
New this year is a section called “Flying Car Future” – a forward-leaning view into where the trend might go beyond the 24-month time horizon. I encourage you to explore each of these ten trends and consider how they may impact your organization in 2013.
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