IT Management Slideshow: Top IT Applications in 2012 and BeyondBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 09-09-2011
Top Five Applications
Which applications will you integrate in your organization in the next 12 months? (percent respondents):Business intelligence/analytics (39%)Productivity/collaboration (36%)Sales (34%)Financial (28%) Social Media (27%)
Top Social Media
Which social media platforms will you most likely integrate with marketing/customer support programs? (percent respondents):Facebook (32%)Twitter (20%)LinkedIn (20%)
57% of respondents anticipate that data volume will increase 25% during the next 12 to 18 months.
Biggest roadblocks for fully harnessing data (percent respondents):Insufficient integration (45%)Data-quality maintenance (40%)Network/system performance maintenance (35%)
56% of respondents feel that easily connecting applications and data will allow staff more time to work on other business initiatives—the leading perceived benefit.
33% of respondents say they'll implement at least four SaaS/cloud applications during the next two years.
42% of respondents plan to incorporate cloud solutions to address integration needs.