Top Technologies for Business Transformation

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-06-2014 Email

If you had to pick just one IT niche that will most transform business over the next several years, which would it be? The cloud? The Internet of Things? Mobility? All three of these rank high on a survey-supported list recently published by KPMG. And other included technologies may surprise you. Findings focus on a variety of enterprise and consumer-based opportunities and challenges. Mobility commands much of the attention, of course, especially with a vast increase in data from devices driving the development of advanced analytics tools. The analytics tools, in turn, inspire mobile developers to come up with new solutions to generate new data, creating what appears to be a tech-fueled, non-stop cycle. Expect more of the same with other aforementioned IT niches. "A growing global tech innovation engine is creating more rapid widespread disruption," says Gary Matuszak, global chair of KPMG's technology, media and telecommunications practice. "Leaders … need to nail the right strategy to outpace existing and new competitors to a much higher degree than in the past." More than 765 global technology business leaders participated in the research. (Note: In many cases, survey participants could choose only one response among many options, which is why the resulting percentages may appear low.) For more about the survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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