- Pervasive computing: This involves using mobile devices to digitally engage and interact with enabled objects in the vicinity.
- Cyber security: With technology-enabled processes bolstering and driving the global economy more and more, comes the continued need for cyber security.
- Big data mining and analysis: This trend is about making better business decisions by using the information gleaned from volumes of analysed data.
- Private cloud: Due to security and regulatory concerns, larger enterprises have been primarily operating in a trial mode of private/hybrid clouds and this will change in 2013. Consumers of IT are demanding greater value from IT services.
- Enterprise social networking: The key insight for companies succeeding in building value from enterprise social networking is social business processes redesign, as the technology becomes a core tool for the new social workforce.
- Digital delivery of products and services: Digital delivery of products and services, much of which has been consumer-driven, can open new avenues for growth, but companies must shift their underlying business operations to support this new business model.
- Public cloud infrastructure: Cloud adoption will continue to mature with hybrid cloud architecture becoming the mainstay as companies of all sizes leverage public cloud services.
- Data visualisation: Organisations will explore dynamic virtualisation techniques and advanced display devices to navigate through multiple dimensions of data.
- Simulation and scenario modelling: Companies are focusing on simulation models that enable executives to envision the potential impact of their choices before making investments.
- Gamification: This trend can transform a business with its combination of game mechanics, social networking, interactive media and behavioural analytics, the report claims.
Via Silicon Republic
Full Report PWC : 2013 Top 10 Technology Trends for Business