ITB 2024 Special Reporting
Trends: The natural convergence of business and IT.
Wednesday, 20th April 2011
This annual Technology Trends report examines the ever-evolving landscape of technology put to business use.

Although it is written from the perspective of the CIO, it will also inform business executives on exciting new possibilities to apply technology to address their most pressing business challenges.

This report shares the technology trends we see as relevant for 2011, clustered in two categories:

(Re)Emerging Enablers are trends that many technology executives have spent time, thought and resources on in the past.

  • Visualization
  • "Almost-Enterprise" Applications
  • Cyber Intelligence
  • CIOs as Revolutionaries
  • The End of the "Death of ERP"
Disruptive Deployments present significant new opportunities to improve business processes, rethink operations or even enter into new business models.
  • Real Analytics
  • Social Computing
  • User Engagement
  • Applied Mobility
  • Capability Clouds
Woven through many of the trends is the growing convergence of cloud, social and mobile computing, analytics and cyber – fundamentally changing how information is accessed and used in business operations and decision-making. The focus is less on the mechanics of technology. The mentality of "there's an app for that" captures the essence of this change, engaging users wherever and whenever they choose.

Each trend will have business impact over the next 18 months, and supports immediate consideration. Take time to develop an explicit strategy in each area, even if you choose to simply wait and see.

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