Applied Technotopia

We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.

We have added a few indices around the site. Though we look to the future, we need to keep an eye on the present as well:

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An interesting look at a predicted trend for 2013 - Steampunk becoming hip. Well, according to IBM anyway:

We’re not quite sure when IBM started making proclamations on the future of fashion, but here we have it: the company’s “Social Sentiment Index” has declared 2013 the year of steampunk. IBM came to the conclusion by analyzing over half a million posts from various online sources, and says that steampunk — “a sub-genre inspired by the clothing, technology and social mores of Victorian society,” in the company’s own words — is set to “bubble up and take hold of the retail industry” this year.

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This clip offers an interesting look at consumer trends for 2013. The trend towards nostalgia and retro is interesting. As is the greater interest in Asia.


Top 20 Trends in 2013 Forecast - 2013 Trend Report from Trend Hunter

(via futuresagency)

An interesting look at future tech trends.


IBM 2012 Tech Trends Report now available

IBM has published its 2012 Tech Trends Report: Fast Track to the Future based on a survey of over 1,200 IT professionals worldwide.  Mobile is featured prominently in the report.  Key insights from the study:

  • Only one in 10 organizations surveyed reported that they have all the skills they need for the four emerging technologies (cloud computing, business analytics, mobile computing and social business)
  • Business analytics and mobile are leading in deployment with roughly 50 percent of survey respondents having deployed
  • 49 percent of respondents have deployed mobile
  • Top three barriers to adoption of mobile according to those surveyed: Security (61 percent); integration of Mobile with existing infrastructure and data (44 percent); and difficulty extending existing applications to Mobile (38 percent)
  • 69 percent plan to increase mobile investment in the next two years, with 35 percent planning to increase it 10 percent or more
  • Over the next two years, 31 percent of respondents will start allowing BYOD – making it the norm for 76 percent of respondents
  • 43 percent of respondents say their IT security policies don’t meet the needs of mobile computing

(via emergentfutures)

More than 1,700 CMOs interviewed by IBM said that the top three forces changing marketing are, in order of importance, the data explosion, the rise of social media, and new choices of channels and devices.

Quote by Jon Iwata, IBM SVP Marketing & Communications. Quote found in an article titled “CIOs and CMOs Partner To Become Co-Designers of the Customer Experience” at IBM’s website for Center for CIO Leadership. Jon Iwata (via horizonwatching)

Big data making its presence felt yet again.

(via emergentfutures)

An interesting new management trend as predicted by Gartner - the rise of Chief Digital Officers.


[Irving Wladawsky-Berger]

Gartner predicts that by 2015, about a quarter of all companies will have created a new seat at the senior executive table–the Chief Digital Officer. Gartner’s prediction is based on the major transformation underway as companies are digitizing both their sources of revenue as well as their services.

The research group said this is happening because “organizations are digitizing segments of business, such as moving marketing spend from analog to digital, or digitizing the research and development budget.”  Also, Gartner says, organizations are digitizing how they service their clients, in order to drive higher client retention. Thirdly, it says, they are turning digitization into new revenue streams. As a result, of these changes, every budget is becoming an IT budget, and the Chief Digital Officer is becoming a logical addition to business leadership.

I had not heard much about the Chief Digital Officer until I read about Gartner’s prediction. But, the more I’ve thought about it, the more I like the concept. Chief Digital Officer succinctly captures the future direction of the CIO role.

(via kdnewman)