Technology Forecast: The future of enterprise apps: Moving beyond workflows to mindflows

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01/28/2014 by Center for technology and innovation
Technology Forecast: The future of enterprise apps: Moving beyond workflows to mindflows

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This issue of the Technology Forecast examines the future of enterprise applications. Emerging technologies, including mobility, cloud, application programming interfaces (APIs), analytics and others are giving rise to the "mindful app".

Traditional enterprise applications have helped companies achieve significant efficiencies and cost reduction by automating end-to-end workflows and business processes, often by eliminating human involvement. This issue examines the future of enterprise applications. Emerging technologies, including mobility, cloud, application programming interfaces (APIs), analytics and others are giving rise to the “mindful app.”

Mindful apps use mindflows to model human thinking within the context of a business process, blending human and software intelligence. The future of enterprise applications is moving beyond workflows to mindflows, putting the human factor at the center of innovation and value creation.

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