Technology forecast: All issues

 

PwC’s Technology Forecast explores emerging technologies and IT trends to help business and information technology executives anticipate rapidly developing technologies and develop strategies to create opportunities as the technologies mature.

Published by PwC’s Center for Technology and Innovation (CTI), the Technology Forecast is forward looking – focused on emerging technologies and trends that PwC believes hold significant potential in the near future.

Previous issues

2013, Issue3

The future of enterprise apps

This issue of the Technology Forecast examines the future of enterprise applications. Our starting assumption was that many high-value “business activities” are actually cognitively challenging mental processes, not unlike chess.

2013, Issue2

DevOps

This issue of the Technology Forecast quarterly investigates how web-based companies maintain continuity amid continuous changes to production systems and explores what large enterprises can learn from them.

2013, Issue1

Internet of Things

This issue of the Technology Forecast examines the impact of Internet of Things trends on businesses and the IT organization. It analyzes how businesses now have the ability to continue the relationship with customers after the sales transaction by helping them achieve the goals for which they buy the products.

2012, Issue3

Game-based Design

This issue of the Technology Forecast examines the wide range of video game design techniques that can be used in non-game environments for business benefit.

2012, Issue1

Technology Forecast: Reshaping the workforce with the new analytics

This edition of Technology Forecast explores the impact of the new analytics and a culture of inquiry enterprises can foster with the help of emerging data analysis tools and services.

2011, Issue4

Technology Forecast: Building sustainable companies

This edition of Technology Forecast explores how sustainability measures—increasingly a key measure of value in the marketplace—can and should be embedded in an enterprise’s systems, processes and technology.

2011, Issue3

Technology Forecast: Transforming collaboration with social tools: PwC

PwC’s Tech Forecast offers insights for CIOs on opportunities and challenges for companies considering implementation of cloud computing.

2011, Issue2

Technology Forecast: Decoding Innovation's DNA

In this report we look at enterprise innovation and the role of information technology. Is innovation the result of inscrutable, opaque genius, or can innovation be treated as an end-to-end process subject to performance optimization by adopting proven methods and systems? Read on for the answer.

2011, Issue1

Technology Forecast: 2011, Issue 1

The current generation of smart handhelds implies more opportunities for enterprises than might be obvious. In the always-on, post-PC era, early adopters are using their phones and tablets to become an integrated part of the information landscape. So how do CIOs turn a consumer trend in smart handhelds to their enterprise’s long-term advantage? The first step is to understand how the workforce is changing.

2010, Issue4

Technology Forecast: 2010, Issue 4

PwC’s Tech Forecast offers insights for CIOs on opportunities and challenges for companies considering implementation of cloud computing.

2010, Issue3

Technology Forecast: 2010, Issue 3

What are the techniques behind low-cost distributed computing that have led companies to explore more of their data in new ways? Here we review the most effective ideas.

2009, WInter2010

Technology Forecast: 2010, Issue 1

Modeling and simulation from an architectural and transformation standpoint are the focus of this edition. We also explore how CIOs can have more of an impact on transformation efforts by anticipating and harnessing the power of complex adaptive system models, as an adjunct to the modeling efforts of the IT department.

2009, Summer2009

Technology Forecast: Summer 09

What are the technology trends in Evergreen IT and cloud computing? Flexibility and lower costs? Automated IT operations? Agile data centers and IT infrastructures? Yes to all of the above. Here we examine these trends with a good dose of insight on how your organization can make the best of the latest technology available.

2009, SprIng2009

Technology Forecast: Spring 09

Linked data technology can change the business of enterprise data management. Here, we offer in-depth scenarios that portray just how linked data technology can help you achieve your own business goals.

2008, WInter2009

Technology forecast: Winter 09

The emerging capabilities of business management applications are crucial to closing the gap between strategy and operations in pursuit of agility. What is the future of enterprise applications and what will be their role in creating a foundation for agility in an era of accelerating change?

2008, Fall2008

Technology forecast: Fall 08

In scores of conversations with business and technology executives, it has become evident to PwC that many apparently unrelated initiatives share a common challenge: to manage them in an era of continuous change without tearing the organization apart by lurching from one initiative or crisis to the next. This issue of the Technology Forecast describes how.