Tech trends 2012: elevate IT for digital business

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This report examines trends in technology put to practical business use.

This year’s theme, Elevate IT for Digital Business, examines the broad impacts of five technology forces that have influenced Deloitte reports over the past several years – analytics, mobility, social, cloud and cyber security.

The 2012 report shares ten trends grouped into two categories. Disruptors are technologies 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 this year because of new developments. Enablers may be more evolutionary than revolutionary, but the potential is there to elevate the business game with technology.

Each trend is presented with at least two examples of adoption to help show the trend at work. This year, there is a new section called My Takes, which provide commentary and examples from CIOs, academics and other luminaries about the utility of the trend in business.

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