The IBM 2012 Tech Trends report from developerWorks and the IBM Center for Applied Insights is based on a survey of more than 1,200 IT and business decision makers who are determining when, where and how their organizations adopt mobile, analytics, cloud
Hopefully, you are reading this blog post at Lotushpere, soaking in all
the social business goodness: news, trends, and the Florida sun. However, if you are like
me, and need to stay back to hold the fort, the Lotusphere blog is the next best thing! Speaking of the Lotusphere blog, here is a snippet of insights I found very compelling: According to the social business report put together by the IBM Center of Research, "Organizations that outperform financially are 57 percent more likely to allow their people to use social and... [More]
Lotusphere is going now ! A colleague of mine, Andrew Massad, is on site in beautiful Florida, talking about developerWorks and its impact on IBM's own social business. While developerWorks has been building communities for over a decade, we are still learning from our users. In fact, Andrew is asking Lotusphere attendees to take a little Web survey to help us better understand what you, the IT professional, likes and dislikes about a IT-oriented social communities. We want to use your data to build a better developerWorks for you! It's 10... [More]
Time flies when you are having fun! It's been almost three months since we launched the 2011 Tech Trends Report , and the team is already busy planning for the 2012 Tech Trends Survey. I had been pondering a few things to make 2012 "better", a Tech Trends v3, if you will. I ask myself, how can we make the Report more relevant, novel, and compelling to you, our audience. A personal mission I have is to make this year's Tech Trends a dialogue between you and IBM: starting with the Survey creation and all the way to the Report launch.... [More]
Since the 2011 Tech Trends Report was released in November, the Report has been downloaded nearly 15,000 times. The press loved it, and you, the readers, seem to agree. In an unprecedented move by IBM (and likely by any organization conducting such large scale surveys), we released the raw survey data in SPSS format and invited you to do your own analysis. At least one IBM Partner, SIA, has done their own in depth analysis with the raw survey data. Additionally, Notre Dame undergraduate students has just announced they will be doing analysis on... [More]
Thank you for completing the Tech Trends Survey! We are collecting more inputs, and compiling them into the 2012 Tech Trends Report. If you are a developerWorks registered user, and chose to receive emails from us, look for our communication on the Report release date! Otherwise, check back here frequently for its availability. For now, check out last year's Tech Trends Report .
About a year ago, IBM conducted a survey of over 4,000 IT professionals, faculty and students. We asked them for their thoughts on some of the up and coming trends in emerging technology, and they shared their wisdom freely with us.
So we're back, and now we're asking you to share your thoughts with us again. If you have 15 minutes to spare, please use them to tell us what you think about trends in business analytics, cloud computing, mobile computing, social business and other areas.
The survey is now closed, but you can read the... [More]
The IBM 2012 Tech Trends report from developerWorks and the IBM Center for Applied Insights is based on a 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.
By now, we hope you’ve had a chance to check out the new Tech Trends report: Fast track to the future (PDF, 2MB) and interactive infographic .
There was so much data that we weren’t able to talk about all of it in the paper. If you love crunching numbers, you may want to roll up your sleeves, download the survey source data (SPSS, 123KB), and get busy analyzing and visualizing to see what further insights you may be able to reveal.
To whet your appetite, here are some more detailed, behind-the-paper results.
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What’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear mobile technology, business analytics, cloud computing or social business? It should be security. Caleb Barlow, IBM Director of Application, Data and Mobile Security, discusses why security is a critical factor – and often a barrier – when adopting mobile, analytics, cloud and social technologies and explains how business can overcome the challenges.
What do you see as the most prevalent security pitfalls in these technology areas?
You may be a social magnet in your private life, but how socially adept are you in the business world? Doug Heintzman, Director of IBM Collaboration Solutions, provides the scoop on what people should know about social skills needed in business today, considerations when developing those skills, and the necessity for young professionals entering the workforce to understand key differences between personal and professional use of social spaces.
Any stories you’d care to share about social business blunders you’ve observed or experienced?
Are you ready for the third wave of IT skills change? Distributed computing and later the Internet introduced entirely new skill sets within the IT community. In this video, Scott Hebner, IBM Vice President for Cloud Computing, explains how the rise of cloud computing is ushering in a third equally impactful round of skill changes.
How is cloud computing changing your organization’s approach to application design and development?
Mobile technology is pervasive, impacting virtually every IT discipline. In this video, Mike Riegel, IBM Vice President for Mobile Computing, stresses how important it is for IT professionals to be building mobile skills – and advises on some of the most critical capabilities they’ll need to be successful in the future.
How are you building new skills and getting new experience in the mobile space?
Analytics and the ability to make sense of new and different types of data offer exciting possibilities for businesses. But do you know what skills are needed to succeed in an increasingly analytics-driven work environment? Phil Francisco, IBM Vice President, Big Data, talks about the analytics skills gap and how professionals and students can prepare for the future. One key piece of advice: don’t underestimate the current and future rate of innovation in the database technology space.
Do you agree with Mr. Francisco’s view of the current... [More]
Want to be more versatile and valuable? Take your current area of expertise and mix in some analytics skills. In this video, Deepak Advani, IBM Vice President, Business Analytics, discusses the need for multidisciplinary backgrounds and how familiarity with analytics is becoming increasingly integral to all sorts of business roles.
Do you agree that analytics is becoming increasingly integral to conducting business?
Explore this interactive infographic to better understand how quickly enterprises in different parts of the world are adopting mobile, analytics, cloud and social technologies — and the obstacles impeding their progress. To learn more about gaining competitive advantages in these spaces, download the Tech Trends report: Fast track to the future (PDF, 2MB).
Only 1 out of 10 organizations believes it has all the mobile, analytics, cloud and social business skills needed to put those technologies to work. Jim Corgel, General Manager IBM Software, challenges the business and IT communities to rally together to bridge the skill gaps threatening our collective ability to innovate – and shares steps IBM is taking to help address this critical issue.
Have you read about the educational initiatives IBM announced today ? Let us know what you think.
Mobile, analytics, cloud and social technologies are increasingly integral to business strategies – with more than 40 percent of companies upping their investments in these areas over the next two years. In this video, Susanne Hupfer from the IBM Center for Applied Insights discusses highlights from the latest IBM Tech Trends study, including adoption rates, top obstacles – and what we can all learn from the pacesetters at the head of the pack.
What did you find most interesting about the study?
The latest Tech Trends study is here – check out the report, interactive infographic, and videos.
This year, we delved deeper into four technologies that dominated last year’s results: mobile, analytics, cloud and social business. To fuel our research, IBM developerWorks teamed with the IBM Center for Applied Insights to analyze survey responses from more than 1,200 professionals who make technology decisions for their organizations – IT managers, business professionals and IT practitioners from 16 different industries and 13 countries. In... [More]
By now you've heard that only 1 in 10 organizations believes it has the right match of skills to opportunities.
But this skill gap goes far beyond today's workforce. It starts with the ability of schools and universities worldwide to teach the needed skills. Over 73% of surveyed students and educators agree: today's graduates won't be entering the workforce with the skills they need to be successful . That’s pretty compelling.
Knowing what to study or what to teach is merely the first obstacle. Educators also face cost and time pressures... [More]
Steve Rogers, the Director of the IBM Center for Applied Insights, recently had a conversation with Paul Brunet, IBM Vice President of ISVs, Start-ups, and Academic Programs about the results of the 2012 Tech Trends study. They touched on everything from the skills gap and how it affects the adoption of emerging technologies to how businesses can respond to the challenges the study revealed. Check out the podcast .