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Game on! How are leaders staying ahead?

In Big Data & Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, and Social

The future has arrived. Big data and analytics, cloud, mobile, and social are now mainstream, driving strategic opportunities for the enterprise.

How are leading companies staying ahead?
 

Partnering is in their DNA
Analytics is their fuel
Integration is their breakaway move

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Game on

In the 2012 study, half or fewer had deployed these technologies. Fast-forward two years and most piloting stages are long gone. Big data and analytics, cloud, mobile, and social are now each used by 7 in 10 enterprises.

Pacesetters score big

Pacesetters are maintaining their lead, even as these pivotal technologies have gone mainstream. About 9 in 10 say they are gaining competitive advantage from Big Data & Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, and Social.

 

How are leaders staying ahead?

Partnering is in the DNA

Pacesetters partner more across every type of partner and activity we covered. They also partner more creatively, looking in non-traditional areas across the ecosystem. For example, they are 2.0x as likely to engage citizen developers for skills transfer and 2.6x as likely to engage start-ups for steering IT direction.

Analytics is their fuel

Pacesetters are turning into insight-driven enterprises. More than three-quarters have built-up mature big data and analytics capabilities and have most of the skills they need. And nearly 70 percent of Pacesetters say analytics are integral to decision making. But they aren’t stopping there.

Integration is their breakaway move

Each of these technologies on its own is powerful. But Pacesetters are aiming to deliver an even bigger punch by combining them, and cloud often underpins the deployment of other technologies among Pacesetters.

Explore trends by industry

Check out this interactive dashboard to see adoption, investment, and skill level trends by industry for each technology

Where does your industry lead - or lag?

 

See data highlights for each technology area

Big Data and Analytics

Since the 2012 Tech Trends study, Big Data & Analytics deployment has grown by 39%, with 40% now deploying a significant range of Big Data & Analytics solutions capabilities. Just as crucially, Pacesetters report they are better at achieving key business objectives with Big Data & Analytics.

Cloud

Since the 2012 Tech Trends study, Cloud has shifted dramatically toward deployment — growing by 92%. Seventy-five percent of enterprises now deploy Cloud, and forty percent deploy a significant range of Cloud capabilities. Just as crucially, Pacesetters report they are better at achieving key business objectives with Cloud.

Mobile

Since the 2012 Tech Trends study, Mobile has grown by 59%, with 78% of enterprises now deploying Mobile and 42% deploying a significant range of Mobile capabilities. Just as crucially, Pacesetters report they are better at achieving key business objectives with Mobile.

Social

Since the 2012 Tech Trends study, Social has shifted dramatically toward deployment — growing by 106%. Seventy percent of enterprises now deploy Social, and almost a third deploy a significant range of Social capabilities. Just as crucially, Pacesetters report they are better at achieving key business objectives with Social.

 

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