The fusion of business and IT

In their latest public sector technology trends report, Deloitte examined eight technology trends currently on-going and shaping the future of government today. The implications range from new approaches to application programming interfaces to the dramatic impact that connectivity and analytics are having on digital interactions externally with citizens as well as within governments themselves.

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Digital Business and ‘Tech Trends 2015’

A public sector perspective

Illustration by Deloitte
Illustration by Deloitte

In their latest public sector technology trends report, Deloitte examined eight technology trends currently on-going and shaping the future of government today.  The implications range from new approaches to application programming interfaces to the dramatic impact that connectivity and analytics are having on digital interactions externally with citizens as well as within governments themselves.

The fusion of business and IT

Five macro forces have combined to drive enormous transformation; these are :

  • Digital,
  • Analytics,
  • Cloud,
  • Renaissance of core systems, and
  • Changing role of IT within the enterprise.

These forces are not just fuelling innovation and giving rise to new business models – they are also enabling advances in the business world and public sector alike, in the developed and emerging countries alike.

Over the next 18-24 months, each of these trends could ‘disrupt’ and / or in our opinion, improve the ways public sector organizations engage with citizens, how work gets done, and how these agencies and IT organizations will interact and evolve.

Deloitte looked at each of the 2015 trends below.

  • CIO as the chief integration officer
  • API economy
  • Ambient computing
  • Dimensional marketing
  • Software-defined everything
  • Core renaissance
  • Amplified intelligence
  • IT worker of the future

In our view, the most promising digital business mapping is presently represented by an important and ever increasing part of the technology sector.  It does weigh more and more in any national economic level of each country; today’s digital companies do not weaken but grow exponentially.  It would be interesting to review the following :

  • Where are they located?
  • What are the most promising sectors?
  • What are the prospects for growth?

Indeed, the dynamics of market growth continues, it should even be intensified in 2015.

According to certain analyses of the sector in Europe, the economic figures were optimistic with the sector’s growth was 0.9% in 2014 and is expected to double by 2015 as per forecast of growth of 1.8%.  Most importantly, the good health of the sector translates into an employment situation which is quite good, according to all markets indicators.

For more insights into the topic, further reading of the Tech Trends 2015 report is advised.

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