Technology leadership perspectives
Our take on tech trends and disruptors
The Internet of Things, Consumerization of IT, Mobility, Cyber Security, Analytics–these top trends will continue to be key drivers of technology innovation this year. To help you take full advantage, get the perspective of Deloitte’s own Eric Openshaw. As a leader in US technology, media, and telecommunications, Mr. Openshaw discusses everything from cloud computing to IT transformation–all in a number of insightful articles and videos. If you’re looking for new business value, this is where you’ll find it.
- Interoperability in the disconnected world of connected things
The possibilities are wide open for the Internet of Things to transform our personal and professional lives, not to mention the way our large institutions operate and interact with us. These opportunities hinge on interoperability–the ability to connect data collected by devices and sensors across disparate systems. But what challenges are introduced by interoperability and how will we tackle them?
- Cryptocurrency and the complexities of coexistence
As the ecosystem around cryptocurrency matures, adoption is growing among industries and geographies. Read about the challenges and opportunities that cryptocurrencies present to businesses.
- It’s all about the IoT
Editor: Emmet Ryan, Sunday Business Post
With the access to new technologies increasing and the cost of cloud computing decreasing, the market value of the Internet of Things is rocketing. Learn where the greatest opportunities lie, not only on the consumer side, but on the enterprise side as well.
- The Internet of Things ecosystem: Unlocking the business value of connected devices - Cost savings. Asset efficiency. Revenue generation. That’s the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). But how do you capture it? For enterprise adopters and IoT providers, Deloitte helps unlock the business value of connected devices. For providers, we offer six actionable strategies to create strategies and tools that improve enterprise adopters' business performance–short and long term. And for enterprise executives, we offer a framework to discover where business value resides and where opportunities exist. Learn how we help you tap the IoT for revenue growth and innovation.
- 3D Printing: A powerful technology, but no panacea - Companies today are pursuing competitive advantages through additive manufacturing–more commonly known as 3D printing–through product innovation and making supply chains more flexible and agile. Learn how companies should view this technology as a complement rather than a replacement for traditional manufacturing methods in order to unlock additive manufacturing's value.
- The era of the (digital) omnivore is upon us - For home or work, it's about content and personal use cases, not technology. There's a new class of digital consumer, Digital Omnivores (consumers who own a laptop, smartphone and tablet) and they're bringing their preference for device usage to the enterprise. Learn more about the Digital Omnivores' impact on the enterprise IT experience.
- Digital engagement and the market of one - Today's customers are increasingly willing to surrender more information to companies they choose, but they expect relevant and useful content, products and services in return. CMOs and CIOs have a unique opportunity to collaborate to provide personalized product recommendations, promotions, and content in order to increase customer satisfaction and reduce duplicative efforts.
- Cyber in the boardroom: Time for a cyber chair? - While the true cost of cybercrime is not easy to tabulate, its impact is quickly drawing increased attention. As a result, Boards of Directors have a responsibility to take a more active role to ensure that management protects and maximizes the value of their digital assets both within and outside the company walls.
- Cyber resilience on the executive agenda: A global community acting locally - With the meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in January 2013, cyber security is officially no longer solely a technology or IT department concern. In this Financial Times article, Eric Openshaw and Jolyon Barker discuss ways to make headway against the growing cyber threat.
- Strategies for mitigating cyber risk within the enterprise: Striking a balance between extracting value and exposing your data to the bad guys - Information security is an enterprise-wide concern that reaches well-beyond the IT department as companies increasingly depend on business and operating models that require data to be shared but also protected.
- Corporate leaders can amplify the value of social to the business - Listening services are almost old news. Not that social signals aren’t useful; they certainly are. But, the real value of social signals to a company depends upon its ability to gain and act on insights ahead of the competition. Those companies that figure out how to integrate social analytics into the decision-making processes across the enterprise first will be well ahead of the competition in removing unknowns and moving the needle on business performance.
- The digitized employee: Wearable tech and a healthier workforce - 2014 may be the year of wearable devices. With the ability to place microsensors virtually anywhere, technology is more wearable than ever and individuals are embracing technology that moves with them through their daily lives. Taken together, the global market for smart glasses, activity monitors and smart watches could reach $3 billion in 2014. Can wearable technology help create a healthier, more productive workforce?
- The smartphone generation gap: Over 55? - Over one-third of adults over 55 don’t own a smartphone but that could trend could reverse and become a profitable new market.
- Wearable technology: Set for billion dollar market - From smart glasses to fitness bands to watches, wearables are poised to generate nearly $3 billion in 2014.
- Cutting your way to growth - More and more companies are splitting into separate businesses or selling off pieces that are no longer core to their operations—and Wall Street is applauding their moves. Learn how business leaders can take a hard look at their portfolio of businesses, as well as the business types within each, and answer some important questions to determine if their company should cut its way to growth on WIRED's Innovation Insights.
- Redeploying cash to drive growth in tech companies - Making money work for you: Many technology companies today have built up cash reserves and stepped up their cash coffers at an unprecedented rate. For companies that consider investing in organic, inorganic, or capitalization levers, we present a novel framework that captures three primary business criteria to help prioritize investments to maximize topline revenue growth—strategic, operational, and tax/financial.
- The problem of excess cash: Marking time - In this economy, excess cash isn’t always a bad problem to have–however, keeping it on the books isn’t always the answer. When excess cash sits on the balance sheet, it’s not being utilized for initiatives that further innovation or growth. While cash distribution may temporarily satisfy impatient shareholders, returning cash won’t be enough to meet long-term expectations.
- Democratizing technology through the cloud, analytics, social, and mobile: Crossing the "CASM" to serve SMBs - Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are an attractive yet challenging market for technology companies. Fortunately, by applying current technology tools—cloud, analytics, social, and mobile—technology companies can exploit new ways of effectively redeploying existing products, services, and people to stay ahead of evolving SMB needs.
- Social analytics extends enterprise performance improvement : From invisible to visible to measurable - Social media can help companies open communication channels up, down, and across the enterprise to gain data-driven insights and improve business outcomes.
IT investment & transformation
- Re-evaluating your global business services model: Some (re-)assembly required - With the promise of new analytics capabilities, the cost benefit of the cloud and the complexity of more mature business models, many companies are waking up to realize that operational choices that once made sense may now seem obsolete. In order to optimize the value of technological innovation and advancement, executives may want to consider a strategy shift to an integrated global business services operating model.
- Realizing the promise of new technologies: Banking on your IT infrastructure - Banks and other firms hoping to compete in today’s business landscape should consider their core IT infrastructure in order to take advantage of new tech-driven innovation.
- What do you know? Creating environments that fosters learning and improvement - New technologies offer an opportunity to rethink both talent development and traditional knowledge management and integrate learning directly into the daily work experience. How can you use the rapid change of technologies to enhance the efforts and learning of your work force rather than impede them?