Emerging Technology Reports
Apps represent the future of how enterprises interact with customers, employees, partners and machines, as we increasingly access the Internet and control our world from the palms of our hands. From a technology perspective, the apps revolution is redefining how applications are created, distributed and consumed. It is upending the traditional client-server, browser-centric web model and breaking up monolithic applications. From a business perspective, it is creating a robust apps economy that did not exist five years ago. We are just seeing the beginning of the value that this revolution is ushering in as our enterprises continue to embrace the consumerization of IT
3D Printing and the Future of Manufacturing
3D printing is making its mark as it reshapes product development and manufacturing and turns individuals, small businesses and corporate departments into “makers.” 3D Printing and the Future of Manufacturing explores the opportunities of 3D printing and provides 10 questions companies should be asking as they prepare to join this trend.
Windows 8: A New Era for Microsoft
With Windows 8, Microsoft seeks to position itself as the dominant long-term player across the entire IT spectrum, from cloud to traditional enterprise IT to consumer IT. Microsoft is working to reinvent what Windows is, reshape what applications are and redefine how IT solutions are created. In its efforts to accomplish this trio, Microsoft is showing a strategic vision that will have far-reaching effects on how enterprises and society use computers. Understanding Microsoft's new scope and direction for Windows is critical for enterprise IT managers, who need to look beyond the question of "when to upgrade desktops" and examine what role Microsoft may play across all of IT in delivering platforms, frameworks and applications, especially as Microsoft further integrates and blurs them together.
Financial Services, from banking to insurance to investments, are being rapidly transformed by consumers who are connecting to the Internet in unprecedented numbers globally. Highly mobile, these consumers can and must be reached with new products in new ways.
Data has become a factor of production, like labor and steel, and is driving a new data-centered economy. The challenge of the Data rEvolution is to unite and process the data, connect the dots and glean new insights. And, do all this rapidly.
The Future of Healthcare
The Health system is strained by a growing aging population, a shortage of care providers, more people suffering from chronic conditions, fragmented care management and rising costs. In this report, CSC's Office of Innovation Technology Program takes a holistic view of healthcare, putting the patient at the center, and identifies five trends that will re-shape the industry.
Cloud rEvolution explores cloud opportunities, potential issues, processing considerations, and next steps an organization can take to start using the cloud.
Volume 1: Cloud rEvolution: Laying the Foundation (PDF 5.62MB)
Volume 2: Cloud rEvolution: The Art of Abstraction (PDF 7.39MB)
Volume 3: Cloud rEvolution: The Cloud Effect (PDF 9.76MB)
Volume 4: Cloud rEvolution: A Workbook for Cloud Computing in the Enterprise (PDF 3.18MB)
Digital Disruptions: Technology Innovations Powering 21st Century Business (PDF 7.21MB) identifies seven disruptions companies need to prepare for: new media, augmented reality, social power, information transparency, digital spectrum, new platforms and a smart(er) world. These disruptions represent a wholesale change to business practices and a wealth of opportunities for innovation. Forewarned is forearmed; read the report and don't be caught unprepared. Also, read the executive summary (PDF 314KB).
Digital Trust examines IT security as a technology strategy that plays both offense and defense, recognizing enhanced business value and cost savings, while minimizing information risk exposure. The Digital Trust report features eight volumes covering six key areas: identity management, intellectual property protection, compliance management, liquid security, ethreats and countermeasures, and transparency and assurance.
Digital Trust Adjuncts
"Digital Trust in the Cloud" (PDF 957KB) - Examines security and trust in cloud computing; presages the Cloud rEvolution report series.
"Digital Trust for Life" (PDF 971KB) - Targets the life and annuity (insurance) industry
Digital Trust report series:
- Volume 8: "Digital Trust: Epilogue and Strategic Roadmap" (PDF 4.30MB)
- Volume 7: "Transparency and Assurance: Putting a Measure on Digital Trust" (PDF 3.86MB)
- Volume 6: "eThreats and Countermeasures: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Out" (PDF 3.06MB)
- Volume 5: "Liquid Security: Digital Trust When Time, Place and Platform Don't Matter" (PDF 2.93MB)
- Volume 4: "Compliance Management: The Business of Keeping the Business in Business" (PDF 2.64MB)
- Volume 3: "Intellectual Property Protection: Minding Your Mind Power" (PDF 2.49MB)
- Volume 2: "Identity Management: Digitizing Your DNA" (PDF 5.61MB)
- Volume 1: "Digital Trust: Shaking Hands with the Digital Enterprise" (PDF 5.89MB)
Connected World - Redefining the geography of business and how we work and play (PDF 9.86MB) examines eight connectedness trends supercharging business opportunity. The report helps organizations understand connected world technologies and business changes and how they might apply in their industry. The report also provides a roadmap for assessing an organization's business connectedness.
Extreme Data: Rethinking the "I" in IT (PDF 3.25MB) report explores four dimensions of extreme data-data everywhere, time and place, social connections and meaning-and urges organizations to leverage the opportunities presented by extreme data.
Open Source: Open for Business
Open Source: Open for Business (PDF 7.51MB) examines 10 trends defining the open source movement, the legal and business issues, and recommendations for getting started on an open source journey.
The Architecture rEvolution: Exploring the Network Effect on Infrastructure, Applications and Business Process
The Architecture rEvolution: Exploring the Network Effect on Infrastructure, Applications and Business Process (PDF 6.97MB) explores the three levels of the Architecture rEvolution, examining each level's array of drivers, strategies, technologies and standards.