The IBM 2014 Tech Trends report from developerWorks and the IBM Center for Applied Insights is based on a survey of more than 1,400 IT and business decision makers who are determining when, where and how their organizations adopt mobile, analytics, cloud
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?
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.
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.
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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?
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?
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?
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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Names like Hadoop, Cassandra, and Linux are representative of today's most popular open source technologies. IBM has long embraced open source software and open standards. In fact, IBM Watson itself uses Hadoop and Linux. It was no surprise that 87% of our respondents say open source technologies play a key role in application development. Only 6% say no. The remaining 7% do not know. This is clear evidence to me that open source technologies have gone from niche to mainstream in the enterprise. Do you agree? How is your organization using... [More]
It's clear we can expect considerable adoption increase in mobile, cloud, social business, and business analytics. Additionally, in the Tech Trends Report, 51% of respondents told us Cloud is part of their Mobile strategy. That's an astonishing number! If the demand for mobile drives adoption for cloud, can it be inferred that other area drive the demand for another? In other words, is there a causal relationship between the adoption of these technologies? I am inclined to say "YES". How do you interpret this growing trend? How are... [More]
Tech Trends Skills are in demand The Tech Trends Report identified areas where IT adoption demand will go up. Additionally, we asked what technologies organizations deemed most valuable and Java (77%) and Linux (56%) came up on top. To stay current (and even ahead of the curve), IT professionals often juggle between meeting their deadlines in their day job and finding time to learn new skills. Many companies are also placing strict budget practice on education and travel, making it even more difficult to attend courses. As an IT professional,... [More]
Join Jim Claussen, Dan Hauenstein, and Jeff Lo on three part series on the Tech Trends results. Hear first hand how Tech Trends insights are transforming IBM business, our own strategies, and how they impact our clients and the industries they are in.
Part 1: Jim's insights on Tech Trends results
Click here to see Jim's blog
Part 2: Dan Hauenstein speaks to the skills gaps identified in the Tech Trends Study
Part 3: Jeff Lo compares and contrasts industry-specific adoption and... [More]
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).
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?
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?
The benefits of cloud cannot be clearer. The top motivators for adopting cloud continue to evolve around the notion of doing more with less, with close to 60% of respondents citing flexibility and scalability as the top reasons to embrace cloud. IT professionals also want to make a positive impact on their organization’s bottom line, citing cutting operating expenses and reducing capital as two other top deciding factors when adopting cloud technology.
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]
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]
Update : The Tech Trends Report for Cognos Mobile on the iPad is now available! [ Read more ] In July, IBM developerWorks conducted a survey of over 4,000 IT professionals, faculty members and students from among the developerWorks community. We asked respondents about their view of the future of technology, including questions on business analytics, mobile computing, cloud computing, and social business. Here is a preview of some of our findings: For cloud adopters, "developing new applications" is expected to be the top activity... [More]