Tech Trends 2018


Tech Trends 2018

It’s all CIOs can do to keep up with each new disruptive technology—blockchain, cognitive, digital reality—and incorporate them into specific organisational domains. But there’s a better way to understand and use today’s profound changes. 

The theme of this ninth edition of Tech Trends is to orchestrate strategy, technology, and operations to work together. When these emerging technology trends act in unison, we no longer see the enterprise vertically (focused on a line of business or an isolated industry) or horizontally (focused on business processes or enabling technologies). With a diagonal view we suggest the possibility of new business opportunities and creative ways of solving problems.  

Below is a synopsis of the nine trends that we believe will have most impact on Australian based entities, based on the global trends which have been ranked by relevance, timeliness and readiness by the technology leaders in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.


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Tech Trends 2017

Blink and you could miss it. The speed at which technology advances and upgrades can seem overwhelming. In the kinetic enterprise, the only constant is change. The 2017 report outlines how companies presently must sift through the promotional noise and hyperbole surrounding emerging technologies to find those solutions offering real potential. To realise that potential, they should become 'kinetic' organisations—companies with the dexterity and vision required to thrive amid ongoing technology-fueled disruption.

While the report identifies key trends that will likely revolutionise enterprise technology in the next 18-24 months, the exponentials chapter looks even farther into the future, describing four key areas that blend science and applied technologies.

Tech Trends 2017: The Australian cut - the kinetic enterprise

Tech Trends 2016

The 2016 report identifies eight trends that reflect macro forces fuelling innovation: digital, analytics, cloud, the renaissance of core systems, and the changing role of IT within the enterprise, balanced with the implications of cyber risk—security, compliance, regulatory and compliance, quality, and safety.

Tech Trends 2016: Innovating in the digital era

Published: February 2018

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