Report Cites Top 10 Technology Trends

on June 28, 2012 at 3:31 PM

A new report provides government leaders with insights into IT business and outlines the top 10 technology trends that will impact federal organizations over the next 18 to 36 months.

The report, Technology Trends 2012: A Federal Perspective, was released by Deloitte this week. The trends are grouped into two categories as follows:

Enablers: Warrant a fresh look given new developments

1. Social business
2. Gamification
3. Enterprise mobility unleashed
4. User empowerment
5. Hyper-hybrid cloud

Disruptors: Can create sustainable positive disruption in IT capabilities, business operations, and sometimes even business models

6. Big data goes to work
7. Geospatial visualization
8. Digital identities
9. Measured innovation
10. Outside-in architecture

According to its author, Brad Eskind, these technology trends will likely play a greater role in helping federal organizations serve their mission, manage operations, and serve constituents. Eskind is a Federal Technology Practice leader and Principal at Deloitte, has more than 25 years of experience in management and technology consulting initiatives.

The idea is that technology trends and the changing technology landscape offer agencies new sets of tools to tackle emerging and persistent challenges and be more effective, insightful, collaborative, and efficient. Some agencies may up the ante to create new capabilities and even new operating models, the report contends.