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Deloitte has announced the research findings from its 3rd annual “Tech Trends 2012″ report, which identifies and predicts the top 10 emerging and disruptive technologies that are expected to play a crucial role in how businesses are anticipated to operate globally in 2012 and beyond.
“As we head into 2012, many CIOs are evaluating the various aspects of IT, looking ahead to the new technologies that can help them drive business growth in the years ahead,” said Mark White, principal and chief technology officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP and co-author of the report. “Mobility, social, analytics, cloud and cyber are technology forces each impacting business today. The intersection of these represents an opportunity for new business technology value and innovation.”
Deloitte’s “Tech Trends 2012″ distinguished the technologies in two categories: “(Re)emerging Enablers” and “Disruptive Deployments.” (Re)emerging Enablers are five technologies that many CIOs have spent time, thought and resources on in the past, but deserve another look this year. Disruptive Deployments are five additional technologies that showcase new business models and transformative ways to operate. The 10 predicted technologies identified for 2012 are:
“The next 12 months will see several technologies including the cloud, big data and mobility continue to grow, while a topic like gamification is just starting to emerge at the enterprise level,” said Bill Briggs, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP and co-author of the report.
“It will be important for CIOs to help lead their organizations in these areas, as they can redefine the role that IT plays within an organization and place them in a position to positively disrupt their operating models, business models, or even their industries.”