Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Five technology trends spoted by #Accenture for 2015

The Accenture Technology Vision 2015 maps out five key trends:

·         The Internet of Me

·         Outcome Economy

·         Platform (R)evolution

·         Intelligent Enterprise

·         Workforce Reimagined

 In its annual outlook of global technology trends, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has identified a 180-degree shift to what it calls the “We Economy” that is re-shaping markets and changing the way we work and live.  According to Accenture Technology Vision 2015, pioneering enterprises are tapping into a broad array of other digital businesses, digital customers and even digital devices at the edge of their networks to create new digital “ecosystems.”

The Accenture Technology Vision 2015 report offers examples of how, in the rapidly growing Industrial Internet of Things  — i.e., the interconnection of embedded computing devices within the existing Internet infrastructure — companies are using digital ecosystems to offer new services, reshape experiences and enter new markets.  This is supported by the Accenture survey, which found that 35 percent of respondents are already using partner APIs to integrate data and collaborate with business partners, with an additional 38 percent planning to do so.  One example is Home Depot, which is working with manufacturers to ensure that all of the connected home products it sells are compatible with the Wink connected home system — thereby creating its own connected home ecosystem and developing potential new services and unique experiences for Wink customers.