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Posted by Sharyn Leaver on November 6, 2009
CIOs in all industries face a challenge (or opportunity depending if you’re a glass half full or empty kind of person): how to craft near- and long-term plans as technology rapidly evolves and becomes more integrated with business success. The requirement for new technology adoption is often led by the business, leaving CIOs to react to the strategy rather than take practical approach to push new technologies through to the business. To combat this, CIOs should gauge IT’s readiness for new technology adoption and ready itself for the next phase of technology innovation and growth. How? Create a technology watch list to determine which new technology tools could have the most impact on your business. Next, CIOs must work with their leadership team to develop IT infrastructure and knowledge and educate business peers on future technology needs.
To help decide what should be on your technology watch list, Forrester has identified 15 technology trends that CIOs should look out for in the next 3 years. Assessed by their impact, newness, and complexity, Forrester has group these 15 technology trends into 5 distinct themes:
I encourage you to read the full report titled “The Top 15 Technology Trends EA Should Watch”, written by Forrester’s research team serving Enterprise Architecture professionals.
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