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 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.
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 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.