Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2012 & IBM Strategy

This month at Barcelona, Gartner highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2012.

The top 10 strategic technologies for 2012 include:
  1. Media Tablets and Beyond
  2. Mobile-Centric Applications and Interfaces
  3. Contextual and Social User Experience
  4. Internet of Things
  5. App Stores and Marketplaces
  6. Next-Generation Analytics
  7. Big Data
  8. In-Memory Computing
  9. Extreme Low-Energy Servers
  10. Cloud Computing      

IBM is already deeply involved in several of these technologies. 
I just want to share with you some examples of IBM involvements.

Mobile-Centric Applications and Interfaces:
IBM already proposes solutions to help its customers to design, mobile-centric applications for B2C, B2E or B2B.

Mobile Commerce experience via WebSphere Commerce:

IBM Mobile Portal:
That solution is an advanced content adaptation product that helps enterprises and service providers deliver portal content to a broad range of mobile devices, providing customized mobile access to portal solutions and services via a highly navigable, personalized Web experience

IBM Web Experience Factory:  
That solution provides a Java™ Platform based rapid application development environment.
IBM Web Experience Factory supercharges delivery of enterprise ready, standards based, Web 2.0 applications with rich, interactive interfaces that deliver exceptional web experiences. It also provides flexible rendering capabilities with support for the most popular Smartphone devices including Apple® iPhone®, Android™ and BlackBerry®.

Contextual and Social User Experience:

IBM Project Vulcan: a blueprint for the future of collaboration
IBM Project Vulcan is designed to exploit the convergence of:
IBM Project Vulcan is the first expression of the advanced properties needed to create next generation collaboration systems. Social analytics, pioneered by IBM Research will be used to reduce the growing problem of personal information overload by providing recommendations to locate expertise, relevant content, and critical business events.

App Stores and Marketplaces:
IBM Mobile Technology preview provides you with the opportunity to evaluate experimental technologies from IBM to develop and run mobile applications. The preview is focused on creating a cross-platform solution that abstracts and unifies mobile device and operating system specifics to lower your mobile application development, deployment, and management costs.

The preview also introduces an application centric management infrastructure that provides basic support for central control over the mobile applications and allows developers to better tune their applications for central management (link).

Next-Generation Analytics:
IBM Business Analytics software provides you with actionable insights that allow you to answer these critical business questions:

Big Data:
Big data represents a new era in data exploration and utilization, and IBM is uniquely positioned to help clients navigate this transformation. IBM InfoSphere® BigInsights and IBM InfoSphere Streams are the core technologies of IBM's platform for big data (link).

Cloud Computing:
Just one word IBM SmartCloud...

As you can see IBM is well-positioned to help you in 2012.