Deloitte’s annual Technology Trends report examines technology put to practical business use. The 2012 report details the top 10 emerging and disruptive technologies that are expected to play a crucial role in how businesses operate in 2012 and beyond. This year’s theme, Elevate IT for digital business, examines the broad impacts of five technology forces: analytics, mobility, social, cloud and cyber security.
Deloitte’s 2012 trends are grouped into two categories — Disruptors and Enablers. Disruptors are technologies that can create sustainable positive disruption in IT capabilities, business operations and sometimes even business models. Meanwhile, Enablers are technologies in which many CIOs have already invested time and effort, but which warrant another look because of new developments. The report says that enablers may be more evolutionary than revolutionary, but the potential is there to elevate the business game with technology.
In an introductory video, below, Bill Briggs, director, Deloitte Consulting, says the five technology forces are “…a way for the IT department and the CIO to move up, to move from being a business steward to being a strategist, to potentially being a revolutionary.”