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Top IT trends to watch in 2016: accelerating the digital business


IT Trends 2016

Click to tweet this: By the end of 2017, two-thirds of CEOs of Global 2000 enterprises will have digital transformation at the centre of their corporate strategy (IDC).

Ettienne Reinecke | , Group Technology Officer

Ettienne Reinecke | Group Technology Officer

Social, mobile, cloud, analytics, Internet of Things, and bimodal IT. All hot topics in our industry, which divide IT functions and teams in organisations worldwide. Where do you prioritise your budgets and resources?

I believe that all of these trends and technologies serve a larger purpose. They enable the transformation of an organisation in order to become a digital business. In other words, the business uses IT to respond faster to market opportunities (and threats), and prioritises the experience of the people it works with, whether they’re customers, employees, or business partners.

Digital transformation is high on the corporate agenda because it’s already reshaping the competitive landscape around us. And it’s enabled by the technology shifts I mentioned. So, as an IT professional, where do you start? What will have the biggest impact in the shortest possible time?

We’ve consulted with some of the best minds in our business to share their predictions and insights for 2016. Click on these links to read what they thought:


Watch this short video for some more thoughts on why we believe digital is reshaping the world as we know it.

The digital transformation conversations we’re having with organisations like yours, always seem to revolve around four themes: data at the core of the transformation, hybrid cloud as mechanism for agility, workspaces for tomorrow, and cybersecurity. Complex areas in and of themselves.