Mobility, cloud seen as most disruptive technologies in the enterprise
Mobility and cloud are expected to be the most disruptive technologies in business and consumer markets over the next three years, according to a survey of 811 technology execs conducted by KPMG.
"Continuing developments in cloud and mobile, and the interplay of these technologies, is enabling new business models that take advantage of economies of scale, provide virtual access to supply chains and allow physical products to operate in the cloud," said Gary Matuszak, global chair of KPMG's technology, media and telecommunications practice.
Cloud, mobile and big data were identified by respondents as having the greatest impact on business transformation. Technology execs in China, however, placed artificial intelligence ahead of big data as having the greatest impact on business in the coming years.
"China's tech leaders placed artificial intelligence third, ahead of data and analytics as a business transformation driver, and they ranked cloud ahead of mobile as the top choice to enable consumer technology," said Richard Hanley, U.S. advisory leader, KPMG technology, media and telecommunications practice.
"China's tech leaders believe that mobile innovation has advanced far enough, and much quicker than other regions of the world, that they are now turning a greater amount of their focus to cloud," Hanley added.
More than three-fourths of respondents said that talent availability is the most important factor enabling technology innovation, followed by access to technology infrastructure with 69 percent, ability to drive customer adoption with 68 percent and access to capital with 66 percent.
- see the KPMG release