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
You can now see the latest Tech Trends study findings from an industry perspective. Within each technology area (Mobile, Social, Cloud, Analytics), you can interactively investigate adoption rates, investment levels (over the next two years) and skill shortages by industry to see how your industry compares. If you'd like to share an insight about what you find, you can embed any view you choose into your own blog posts or web pages. The embedded dashboard will still be interactive—so your audience can explore, too. Read some of the... [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]
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 .
We caught up with Peter Cardon this week at the IBM Connect Conference in Orlando. Peter explains the convergence of business and technologies, and gives us his idea on addressing the skills gap identified in the 2012 Tech Trends Report.
Peter is an Associate Professor of Clinical Management
Communication at the Marshall School of Business of the University of Southern California.
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 .
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 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.
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 .
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]
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]
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]
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]
I love talking about the Tech Trends results. But I love it even more when others weigh in on the findings. developerWorks' podcast and media guru, Scott Laningham, interviewed Dr. David Douglas of University of Arkansas and Dr. Manish Agrawal of University of South Florida to talk about Tech Trends findings on business analytics. Check out this extremely insightful roundtable discussion from two well-respected Information Systems professors! Scott has a lot more great podcasts. Don't forget to check out them out at... [More]
The 2011 Tech Trends Report gave us a glimpse of the future of IT. So far, our posts have been focused primarily on the "positives": cost savings, flexibility, and ability to reach many customers. They are great motivators to embrace technologies, indeed! However, IT professionals are realists. While they are clearly excited, they are also not shy to tell us about their concerns either. Their top concerns for mobile, cloud, and social business are in the areas of security, privacy, and access control: Cloud : Security 63%, Privacy... [More]
If you are wondering which countries will experience the biggest social business growth in the next 24 months, look no further than the two Asian powerhouses: India and China. India (79%) and China (74%) lead in a big way in social business adoption. That is the case for both internal (employee facing) and external (customer facing) deployments. It is clear that these countries have found the collaboration and customer benefits of social business systems. We dug deeper, however, and found one major adoption difference between these countries:... [More]
OK, so we know mobile is experiencing tremendous growth . But cultural and technical factors take countries on different parts of the adoption curve. How are different regions/countries adopting mobile and in what area? Well, among the BRIC, India and China lead the way for mobile adoption. Only 10% and 14% of respondents from India and China, respectively, said they have no mobile adoption plan at all; compare these figures from those of Brazil (17%), US (20%), and Russia (23%). Other interesting mobile adoption findings: Brazil has the... [More]
It's no surprise organizations large and small are adopting online communities to bolster their business. In fact, 41% of the Tech Trends respondents plan to have some kind of "external deployment" in the next 24 months. So when I was told a IBM Business Partner is starting its social business community on developerWorks, I thought, "what a perfect opportunity to experience this trend first hand." I jumped at the opportunity to get involved. SIA Access' Business Cloud for Mobile community is a fine example of social... [More]
There is no question we are in the middle of a mobile movement that is changing forever the way we consume and produce information. Globally, there are more mobile devices than there are computers. No wonder the #1 motivators for embracing mobile is that it is an "effective channel for reaching many users". Mobile benefits more than just the end user. Respondents also cite that their organizations are embracing mobile to "increase workforce efficiency/productivity", the second motivator for embracing mobile.
Earlier this year, developerWorks launched knowledge paths to help IT professionals build the skills they need to compete in a global marketplace. In the Tech Trends survey, we asked what skills are most relevant to today's employers, and this is what they told us. As you're building skills in these areas, knowledge paths can help you. Many of these topics already have knowledge paths ready for you to get started! Java skills Linux skills XML skills HTML5 skills So what are you waiting for? Start learning today!