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 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. Provoke and harvest disruption. Don’t get caught unaware or unprepared.