Every year, the Technology Vision team partners with Accenture Research to pinpoint the emerging IT developments that will have the greatest impact on companies, government agencies, and other organizations in the next three to five years. As technology advancements continue to accelerate at an unprecedented rate defense organizations that equip their staff with new skills can fully capitalize on these innovations.
Digital Culture Shock
The world is in the midst of a major technology revolution, specifically a digital revolution. Our analysis shows that digital is now dominating every aspect of the defense organization—from the front end to the back end. Change is the new normal. According to our global technology survey of more than 3,100 IT and business executives, 86 percent of the executives anticipate that the pace of technology change will increase rapidly or at an unprecedented rate in their industry over the next three years. Many defense organizations already reeling from the impacts of technology and the changes they need to make in response, find themselves temporarily overwhelmed as they absorb the magnitude of the tasks ahead.
Getting past the digital culture shock that so many defense organizations find themselves in today sounds daunting. But fortunately there are models already available for inspiration. The Accenture Technology Vision 2016 identifies five technology trends, fueled by the people first principle, that are essential to success in a security environment that is increasingly digital.