RESEARCH REPORT

In brief

In brief

  • An overview of Emerging Technology trends that shape the way business and society interact, and how Oracle’s unsurpassed database resources are at the core of this change.
  • In this time of unparalleled technology innovation, we are seeing exponential advances such as Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, Internet of Things, Robotics, Quantum Computing and more.
  • These advances are moving enterprise itself closer to the center of people’s lives; greater access brings greater responsibility for transparency and control. How organizations address these issues is part of what makes them an intelligent enterprise.


We’re working and living in a time of unprecedented technology innovation fueled by rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud computing, virtual reality and more.

Oracle technologies are at the core of these changes, and, individually and collectively, create an imperative to reinvent and reimagine the way we do business.

This future also carries broader responsibility. In the Accenture Technology Vision for Oracle 2018 we describe five forces shaping business into the next three years, and Oracle’s critical role in each.

Together, Accenture and Oracle help our clients shift to cloud-first models and take other steps to unleash the Intelligent Enterprise. Join us.

"Through Oracle, business gains opportunities at every level of the enterprise to create deeper partnerships, accelerate performance and unlock growth."

– TERRI STRAUSS, Senior Managing Director – Oracle Business Group



A quick overview of this year’s main theme, the five trends and how Oracle technology is at the heart of these changes.

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Accenture Technology Vision for Oracle 2018

Through innovation-led research, deep insights and powerful examples, the Technology Vision for Oracle shows how intelligent enterprises can reimagine and reinvent their businesses. Watch this video to see the five key trends and exponential technological advances that are shaping the way we live and work now.

Accenture Technology Vision for Oracle 2018

This year’s Accenture Technology Vision highlights five emerging trends shaping the way technology is increasing businesses’ impact across society—and how we see Oracle’s unsurpassed database resources and continued investment in digital technologies as a catalyst for our clients to be at the heart of this change.

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Our Trends

Our year-long research into the technology trends driving change describes the widespread opportunities available to use Oracle and other technologies at each level of the enterprise—from strategy through operations—to improve performance and move closer to the center of people’s lives.

Citizen AI

As artificial intelligence capabilities grow—and with it, AI’s impact on people’s lives—business leaders must “raise” their AI to act as responsible, productive members of society.

Extended reality

Virtual and augmented reality technologies are removing the distance to people, information and experiences, transforming the ways people live and work.

Data veracity

The importance of trust businesses, as they transform to run on data, create a new kind of vulnerability: inaccurate, manipulated and biased data that leads to corrupted insights and skewed decisions that could have a major impact on society.

Frictionless business

Businesses depend on technology-based partnerships for growth, but their own legacy systems aren’t designed to support partnerships at scale.

Internet of Thinking

Creating Intelligent Distributed Systems Business leaders are making big bets on intelligent environments via robotics, AI and immersive experiences.

88%

of respondents' state that it is very important for employees and customers to understand the general principles their organizations use to make AI-based decisions.

79%

of executives agree that organizations are basing their most critical systems and strategies on data, yet many have not invested in the capabilities to verify the truth within it.

84%

of business and IT executives surveyed agree that through technology, companies are weaving themselves seamlessly into the fabric of how people live today.

84%

of business and IT executives surveyed agree that through technology, companies are weaving themselves seamlessly into the fabric of how people live today.

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