Deloitte’s 12th annual Tech Trends report provides insights and inspiration for the digital journey ahead.
For more than a decade, Tech Trends has explored the landscape of emerging technologies and sought to understand their impact on business strategy. Within this broad landscape, we have identified several macro technology forces as the backbone of business innovation and transformation. Full Report
This year was certainly an interesting one for artificial intelligence and machine learning. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic put new funding pressures on organizations across all industries, which in some cases reduced AI investment — or at least held it steady.
At the same time, automation and cloud computing became more important for companies that increasingly relied on remote workers. With many people still working remotely as 2020 comes to a close, and some expected to stay remote indefinitely, cybersecurity, cloud computing and edge computing are all factors to watch over the next 12 months. Full Article
Brian R. May - Managing Director, Industrial North America, Accenture
Cloud, the popular metaphor for a group of on-demand and computer-powered services, has largely played a support role for industrial operations in recent years. Today, however, the scaling flexibility of cloud can provide industrial companies optimized IT cost, agility, and a platform for growth, which are critical to their future success—and with good reason.
From the start of 2020, industrial companies faced a challenging outlook. Revenue growth and profitability were slowing due to a progressing global economic downturn and a significant drop in industrial production. Many were focusing on efficiency improvements, restructuring, and reshoring the production chain, already making the flexibility that comes with cloud technologies a necessity. Full Article