Trending Now: Disruption and Adoption

22 Feb 2016 by Susie Steckner

Industries across the board are seeing tech innovations disrupt their businesses. And it's up to tech professionals to guide companies as they adapt and also adopt new technologies that will keep them in the game.

Here's a view from their seats.

Infographic of trends and disruptions

We are releasing our first-ever Insight Intelligent Technology™ Index, conducted by third-party research company, Market Intel Group, to understand better the top concerns of technology decision makers.

We’ve created three whitepapers from the study to share with you:

  1. "Ever-Evolving Tech and Your Growing Business" is based on IT leaders of small and medium businesses.
  2. "The Rise to Enterprise IT Revolution" covers answers from tech decision-makers at enterprises.
  3. As a bonus, get the whitepaper on disrupted tech trends, “How Technology Is Disrupting Business As We Know It,” when you download one of the above whitepapers.

In addition, we’ll be releasing a series of infographics, starting with the one above and the data below, summarizing the data. The infographic series condenses the information from the index — from 2016 IT budgets to current infrastructure in place at businesses small and large. The statistics from some of the most prominent issues facing the industry today will help you navigate the technology landscape over the next 10 months.

How technology is disrupting business as we know it

Industries across the board are seeing tech innovations disrupt their businesses. And it’s up to tech professionals to guide companies as they adapt and also adopt new technologies that will keep them in the game.

Here’s the view from their seats.

Disrupting

1. Innovation. Tech innovations are sending ripples — and shockwaves — across organizations of all sizes.

  • A majority of tech influencers are concerned about disruption (65%).
  • Large and medium-sized companies focus the most on disruption (74% and 75%, respectively).
  • Organizations are concerned about the source of disruption, too. They fear disruption from a direct competitor (58%) more than from outside their industry (47%).

2. State of tech. Current technology can create serious problems when it comes to incorporating and adopting new tech.

  • More than half of companies are experiencing this stumbling block (55%).
  • Midmarket companies are less concerned about this than their larger counterparts.

Adapting

1. Out of the office. We see it every day in our own world — the ability to work remotely or telecommute. That’s the tech advancement most impacting the workplace today.

  • Across all organizations, 64% see a significant impact on business.
  • Midmarket companies experience it the most, with 70% seeing a big impact.
  • Well over half of organizations — 65% — are concerned about being disrupted by this advancement.

2. The cloud. Next on the list of top advancements is cloud computing.

  • Many large companies — 67% — rate this as having the greatest impact.
  • More than half of medium-sized companies — 59% — flag it as a significant advancement as well.

Other advancements changing the workplace in a big way:

  • Data center virtualization
  • Dashboard and data visualization applications
  • iOS
  • Windows 10

Adopting

Tech influencers have a variety of new technologies on their adoption wish lists.

1. Cloud services. These investments top the list. Eight in 10 organizations will invest in some area of cloud services in 2016. First up is software as a service and security as a service. Next comes disaster recovery as a service and infrastructure as a service.

2. New tech. Just over half of all companies plan to invest the most new tech dollars in data virtualization and dashboard / data visualization applications. After that comes wearable devices and 3D printers.

3. Next gen. Tech influencers expect a handful of new technologies to continue to make their mark: mining big data for business intelligence, the Internet of Things, digital audience expansion and geotagging / geotracking of consumers.

Source: Market Intel Group