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
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 rate... [More]
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. Figure 1 shows the detailed... [More]
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?
The IBM Center for Applied Insights' David Jarvis and Susanne Hupfer take a look at how security is helping organizations – or holding them back! – according to the 2012 Tech Trends results. Read the whole story .
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?
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.
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?
In December 2012, IBM published the 2012
Tech Trends Report , an annual research study conducted jointly by IBM developerWorks and the IBM
Center for Applied Insights. In this
study, IBM surveyed more than 1,200 IT professionals and more than 700 students
and academics from 13 countries. Not
surprisingly, for both the IT and academic communities, four primary
technologies are transforming business: social, mobile, analytics, and cloud
computing. This research dovetails with IBM’s CEO study ,
published in May, 2012. In that... [More]
This is a guest post by Professor Barbara Wixom of the University of Virginia. Special thanks to Dr. Wixom for her insights. In fall 2012, the BI Congress (a consortium comprised of business analytics academic and commercial thought leaders, including IBM) surveyed professors, students, and employers regarding the state of business intelligence and business analytics (BI/BA) curriculum in universities around the globe. This effort represents the BI Congress’ third survey project since 2009. Consistent with the IBM Tech Trends report, 89% of... [More]
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?
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 to... [More]
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]
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).