IBM 2011 Tech Trends Report

ibm-logo.gifIBM have a free new report based on a survey of more than 4,000 IT professionals from 93 countries and 25 industries on their opinions on tech trends over the next two years.

The four main areas for growth are likely to be…

  • Business analytics
  • Mobile computing 
  • Cloud computing 
  • Social business 

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The report goes on to say…

"Mobile computing is here to stay, and offers room for IT professional growth as more and more organizations build mobile applications. Globally, Android emerged as the top platform for mobile application development; 70% of respondents are expected to develop for the Android platform over the next 24 months, while 49% plan to develop for iOS."

While we all probably know mobile will be an area of growth, I believe interesting opportunities present themselves when you start to consider how mobile can be used with the other three growth areas of business analysis, cloud computing and business social.