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Oracle perspective: Tech Trends 2018

Oracle technologies and the symphonic enterprise

When technologies act in unison, we no longer see the enterprise vertically or horizontally. In the symphonic enterprise, the old lines become blurred, thus creating a diagonal view that illuminates new business opportunities and creative ways of solving problems.

Strategy, technology, and operations in harmony

The Oracle perspective: Tech Trends 2018 report explores the symphonic enterprise and what happens when strategy, technology, and operations work together, in harmony, across domains and boundaries.

The Oracle perspective represents the culmination of our efforts to examine the powerful technology forces that are remaking our world and the role of Oracle technologies in this transformation. The trends we discussed in the past, such as digital, cloud, and analytics, are now embraced across industries. Meanwhile, more recent trends, such as autonomic platforms, machine intelligence, and digital reality, continue to gain momentum.

  • Reengineering technology: Building new information technology (IT) delivery models from the top down and bottom up
    From the top down, leading organizations are organizing, operating, and delivering technology capabilities in new ways. In tandem, these approaches can deliver more than efficiency—they offer the tools, velocity, and empowerment that will define the technology organization of the future.
  • No-collar workforce: Humans and machines in one loop—collaborating in roles and new talent models
    Managing both humans and machines will present new challenges to the human resources (HR) organization, including how to simultaneously retrain augmented workers and to pioneer new HR processes for managing virtual workers, cognitive agents, bots, and the other artificial-driven capabilities comprising the “no-collar” workforce.
  • Enterprise data sovereignty: If you love your data, set it free
    With data as a recognized key asset, there is an increasing demand to “free” it—to make information accessible, understandable, and actionable. This requires modern approaches to data architecture and data governance that take advantage of machine learning, natural language processing, and automation to dynamically understand relationships, guide storage, and manage rights.
  • The new core: Unleashing the digital potential in “heart of the business” operations
    Cloud, cognitive, and other digital disruptors are reshaping core back- and mid-office systems and in operations, where digital technologies are poised to fundamentally change the way work gets done. This transformation is beginning with finance and supply chain. From there, next-generation transaction and financial systems, blockchain, machine intelligence, automation, and the Internet of Things (loT) are redefining what is possible.
  • Digital reality: The focus shifts from technology to opportunity
    The augmented reality and virtual reality revolution has reached a tipping point. Driven by a historic transformation in the way we interact with technology and data, market leaders are shifting their focus from proofs of concept and niche offerings to strategies anchored in innovative use cases and prototypes designed for industrialization.
  • Blockchain to blockchains: Broad adoption and integration enter the realm of the possible
    Blockchain technologies are on a clear path toward broad adoption, with proofs of concept shifting toward production and leading organizations exploring multiple concurrent use cases. Initial coin offerings and smart contracts are finding more applications throughout the blockchain ecosystem. Now is the time for organizations to begin standardization on the technology, talent, and platforms that will drive future blockchain initiatives.
  • API imperative: From IT concern to business mandate
    In the world of information technology, application programming interfaces (APIs) are one of the key building blocks supporting interoperability and design modularity. As part of the growing API imperative trend, organizations have begun exploring new ways to expose, manage, and control APIs. As this trend gathers momentum in the coming months, expect further innovative approaches to emerge for contracting, pricing, servicing, and even marketing.

Deloitte's annual Tech Trends report examines the ever-evolving technology landscape. To explore this year's complete trends report and prior reports, read Deloitte's 2018 Tech Trends report.

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Tech Trends 2017: The kinetic enterprise

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