IT Management Slideshow: Deloitte's Tech Trend Picks for 2012
By Bob Violino | Posted 12-16-2011
What will be the top IT trends in the coming year? Deloitte Consulting LLP offers its take on what's to come in the company's annual Tech Trends report for 2012. Deloitte lists the top 10 disruptive and emerging technology trends that will play a crucial role for enterprises over the next 12 to 18 months. The report, which will be released in late January 2012, found five imminent technology forces that are driving business innovation: mobility, social networking, analytics, cloud services and cyber. "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," says Mark White, principal and chief technology officer at Deloitte 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." Here are the 10 predicted IT trends identified for 2012, along with some insights from Deloitte:
Deloitte's Tech Trend Picks for 2012
Geo-spatial VisualizationGeo-spatial visualization takes advantage of an explosion of geographical, location-aware data. Sources feeding this growth include new semi-structured data from mobile devices and the geo-tagging of existing enterprise structured data.