Top Six 2012 Strategic Technology Trends
We have highlighted six of the ten trends from Gartner’s report that could give your business a competitive advantage in 2012. The fundamental shift is towards a mobile driven environment. As consumers start to demand using their own devises in the workplace (BYO), businesses will need to look towards cross-platform technology such as HTML 5 that is compatible with browsers and mobile devises such as Android and iPhone. This will have a positive impact on business, reducing maintenance costs and increasing worker satisfaction.
||Internet of Things
||By 2020, there will be 20 billion objects connected to the internet. Organizations need to prepare for internet intelligence being added to physical things, sensor technology, mobile ecommerce and recognition software.
||Custom content can now be served up based on a users profile. Businesses can focus on developing programs and services that appeal to their buyers.
||Analytics will increasingly focus on decisions and collaboration and provide simulation, prediction, optimization and other analytics to empower organisations
||Mobile Tablets and Beyond
||No single platform, form factor or technology will dominate and companies should expect to manage a diverse BYO device environment.
||Mobile User Experience
||Cross-platform user experience technology such as HTML 5 will dominate as devise centric technology (browser / mobile) becomes obsolete.
||Cloud computing will have a broad long term affect on most industries. Look for an increase in large enterprise providers providing a full range of options. Instant scalability, low cost.
“If change inside of your organisation is slower than the change outside, then the end is in sight.”
– Jack Welsh
With the release of Gartner’s digital trend forecast for 2012, it’s time to start considering the impact digital technology can have on the efficiencies within your business. Gartner believes the influence of new technology will have a number of effects, including:
- Will have a significant impact on the organisation in the next three years
- Has a high potential for disruptive innovation
- Organisations that are late to adopt will fall behind