Analysis

Technology Trends 2016: Innovating in the digital era

A public sector perspective

Many of the digital technologies fueling innovation today are leading to improved user experience, process transparency, and instantaneous access to information, transforming “business as usual” to the art of the possible. Our newest public sector Technology Trends report delves into innovative and disruptive technology trends facing government. From augmented reality to the Internet of Things, as well as exponential technologies like robotics and quantum computing, our exploration of eight trends will help public sector organizations explore opportunities to harness these technologies to refocus, revitalize, and re-imagine the future of government.

Innovating in the digital era

Mobile, social, cloud, analytics, the Business of IT; these macro forces are behind many of the digital technologies that are fueling innovation today. Rooted in these forces, technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, the Internet of Things, industrialized analytics, and autonomic platforms have the power to potentially reshape and transform every corner of the public sector.

Over the next 18–24 months, each of the eight tech trends has the potential to disrupt the way that the public sector thinks about operating and delivery models. We seek to shed light on the anticipated level of public sector relevance and readiness for each trend, with an acknowledgment that government organizations are different, broad, and complex. Our insight also provides real world examples and some tips to help leaders get started. We hope that the ideas contained herein inform and guide your thinking, helping you explore practical ways to do familiar things differently and ways to do fundamentally different things.

Discover each of the 2016 technology trends

Mobile, social, cloud, analytics, the Business of IT—these macro forces are behind many of the digital technologies that are fuelling innovation today. As these technologies advance, so do expectations around user experience, process transparency, and instantaneous access to information. In addition, technologies such as augmented reality and the Internet of Things to exponential technologies like robotics and quantum computing are reshaping every corner of organizations by transforming “business as usual” to the art of the possible.

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