October 12, 2011
We just released our 2011 update to last year’s EA top trends report, The Top 15 Technology Trends EA Should Watch: 2011 To 2013. In 2011, we have expanded our coverage by releasing two documents of 10 trends each:
- The Top 10 Business Technology Trends EA Should Watch: 2012 To 2014. In this report, we identify 10 technology trends that you should first consider from a business viewpoint.
- The Top 10 Technology Trends EA Should Watch: 2012 To 2014. These trends are better viewed from a technology-first perspective due to their IT-centricity, even though a business take on them is also important.
In addition to adding more trends, we made some other improvements as well, including: 1) updating the quadrants of the watchlist and providing a description of each; 2) providing details on how we scored the technologies in our watchlist; and 3) identifying four overarching themes that are influencing all the trends: empowerment, the app Internet, everything-as-a-service, and big data. More on these later!
For this first blog post on trends, I’m going to post the business technology trends.
Next week I’ll post on the second report and provide the technology trends and watchlist, so stay tuned.
I want to conclude with a thanks to all the analysts that helped with this report – it was a true collaborative effort, and it was great to work with our best and brightest as a new analyst. Here’s who helped:
William Band, John Brand, Bobby Cameron, Boris Evelson, Nigel Fenwick, Mike Gualtieri, Paul D. Hamerman, Randy Heffner, Rob Karel, TJ Keitt, James G. Kobielus, Kate Leggett, Derek Miers, Henry Peyret, Clay Richardson, Stephan Ried, Ph.D., John R. Rymer, James Staten
Check the links to their blogs, as many of them are blogging on specific trends that feature in their research.