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Tech Trends 2016

Innovating in the digital era

To help make sense of it all, we present Deloitte’s seventh Technology Trends report, our annual in-depth examination of eight trends that are likely to disrupt businesses in the next 18–24 months.

In a business climate driven by powerful digital forces, disruption, and rapid-fire innovation,every company is now a technology company. Whereas technology was traditionally confined largely to operations and execution, its digital expression now informs all aspects of business, from ideation to delivery. We witness daily how it drives product design, upends venerable business models, and rewires competition.

The ascendance of exponential technologies to a place of strategic primacy has occurred within a turbulent context. Globalisation is driving borderless growth across established and emerging markets. Barriers to entry are being lowered, if not demolished. In this climate, new entrants focused on niches, specific functions, and overlooked domains can make meaningful impacts on a global stage traditionally dominated by the world’s biggest players.

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