Tired of tech? How the trends can work in your favor
February 19, 2020
It’s remarkable to think how far technology has come in the last 20 years. Which one of us can imagine a world without the iPhone, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube—or how our kids spent their time before the Xbox?
Accenture is enjoying its own 20th anniversary, too. Our flagship report, based on two decades of study, documents and tracks tech trends and how they evolve over time. Just launched, “We, the Post-Digital People” is the Accenture Technology Vision 2020; it identifies the five latest technology trends and their impact on business and IT leaders in the next three years.
Every business knows it needs to keep up with the latest technologies and look after their existing investments. But, in the future, digital technologies are morphing from a “nice to have” to a basic expectation—and yesterday’s best practices are turning into today’s shortcomings.
As an organization of nearly a half a million people, Accenture knows about the importance of people-centric models. To grow and compete in this new era, a major reckoning must take place. Businesses will need to responsibly rebuild business and technology models from the ground up, while aligning to their customers’ and employee’s values and expectations.
Yet, in a world where it’s hard to separate technology from the human experience, we’re seeing something of a tech-clash—a clash between business and technology models that are out of kilter with people’s current expectations. The Technology Vision identifies technology trends that companies must address to defuse tech-clash and realize new business value that is driven by more trusting relationships with stakeholders.
Five tech trends
I thought it might be helpful to take a look at the five tech trends revealed in this year’s report and how the Accenture global IT organization is tackling them:
We take our position as a leader in technology innovation seriously. Not only does the Tech Vision report showcase many of the latest technology trends that executives need to consider for their business strategies, but also it provides a vision for the future and a roadmap for how to get there.
I encourage you to take a look at the full report on the Technology Vision 2020 web page. Or visit How Accenture does IT where you learn about IT’s impact on Accenture. Interested in trading ideas? Let’s continue the dialogue.
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