Last month, IBM released it’s 2011 IBM Tech Trends Report, which is one of the top reports I suggest you read about tech trends going into 2012. It’s a great report because it’s developed from a survey of more than 4000 IT professionals from 93 countries and 25 different industries.
The IT professionals surveyed identify adoption drivers and inhibitors around important emerging trends such as Analytics, Cloud Computing, Mobile, and Social Business.
Key findings in the 2011 IBM Tech Trends Report include:
- Analytics: Analytics was named as the most in demand area for software development in the future.
- Open Source: 87% of respondents believe open source and open standard technologies will play a key role in the future of application development.
- Cloud Computing: During the next 2 years more than 75% of organizations will engage in cloud computing.
- Mobile and Cloud. Fifty-one percent of respondents cited the adoption of cloud technologies as part of their mobile strategy.
- Social Business. Regional cultural differences impact social business adoption. India is highest with a 57% adoption rate, while US is at 45% and China’s at 44%. Russia shows the strongest resistance with a 19% adoption rate.
Top 8 Programming Skill Areas Identified
- Application Development
- Cloud Computing
- Database Management
- Business Analytics
- Software/systems engineering
- Business Process Management
For More Information:
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- Overview of IBMBM 2011 Tech Trends Report
- Mobile Computing insights from IBM 2011 Tech Trends Report
- Cloud Computing insights from IBM 2011 Tech Trends Report
- Social Business insights from IBM 2011 Tech Trends Report
- Business Analytic insights from IBM 2011 Tech Trends Report