Preview: 2014 Business Tech Trends Report

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Two years ago, the IBM Center for Applied Insights released the 2012 IBM Tech Trends Report. This is an exhaustive biannual survey of more than 1,200 IT and business decision makers who are determining when, where and how their organizations adopt mobile, analytics, cloud and social technologies.

The survey found that fewer than 40 percent of respondents had deployed cloud environments and less than half had deployed mobile technologies.  In that survey, IBM signaled an emerging skill gap for IT professionals, academics and students. Among the findings were:

1.  Only 1 in 10 companies reported that they had all the required skills.

2.  60 percent of enterprises reported moderate to major skills shortfalls.

3.  73 percent of students and educators indicated a moderate to major gap in their institution’s ability to meet these needs in the market.

This week, IBM will release the new 2014 Business Tech Trends survey findings and reveal that more than 70 percent of enterprises are now using each of the CAMS (Cloud, Analytics, Mobile and Social) technologies and that the number deploying cloud-based environments has nearly doubled.

To meet the ongoing skills gaps, companies are turning to creative solutions that include partnering with citizen developers.  Join us Aug. 21 at 1:00 p.m. ET for a webinar to hear the full details of the study. You’ll also learn what other techniques leading companies are using to build the necessary cloud skills to meet their growing requirements, as well as how they are leveraging cloud in their enterprises.


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