Strategic Tech Slideshow: Superstacks: The Tech Strategy of the Future?

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 05-31-2012

Mobility First

Mobility is expected to have the biggest financial impact on the high-tech industry over the next three years, according to 70 percent of respondents in the Accenture study.

Mobility First

Global Mobility

It's no wonder the mobility sector is leading the charge: Global mobile device penetration hit 83 percent last year, according to a separate report from Pyramid Research. By 2015, it will reach 100 percent.

Global Mobility

Immediate Impact

83 percent of respondents polled by Accenture say that their business has already been impacted by superstacks.

Immediate Impact

Formal Strategy

71 percent of respondents in the Accenture study said they have formalized their superstack strategies and set priorities such as owning critical intellectual property assets, fostering collaborative cultures across the stack, and managing strategic initiatives.

Formal Strategy

Mobile Opportunity

Nearly all (96 percent) of respondents in the Accenture study said that offering mobile superstacks -- which combine the many components needed for a mobile device experience -- deliver more opportunities than threats.

Mobile Opportunity

Cloud Next

50 percent of respondents in the Accenture study say they expect the cloud to have the biggest financial impact on the high-tech industry over the next three years.

Cloud Next

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Consumerization of IT43 percent of respondents in the Accenture study say they expect consumerization of IT to have the biggest financial impact on the high-tech industry over the next three years.

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M&A Action

Over three-fourths of respondents told Accenture that they expect a burst of high-tech mergers and acquisitions prompted by superstack strategies in the next few years.

M&A Action

Time to Market

So, why might superstack strategies drive acquisitions? According to Accenture, the top reason given by 50 percent of respondents was a desire to accelerate product time-to-market.

Time to Market

Vertical Growth

Superstacks will drive growth across all industry sectors, according to Accenture. In the coming years, the tightly integrated technologies will play a key role in "healthcare, financial services, and retail," among many others.

Vertical Growth