According to the 2011 IBM Tech Trends Report, developers worldwide believe Watson’s analytics capabilities will transform industries that are managing massive amounts of data.
IBM surveyed more than 4,000 information technology professionals from 93 countries and 25 industries who provided their views on future IT trends.
The survey revealed business analytics software is the most widely used technology. Respondents believe that business analytics will continue to be in demand for software development.
“The results are clear. Mobile computing, cloud computing, social business and business analytics have gone beyond niche status and are now part of any modern organization’s core IT focus,“ said Jim Corgel, IBM general manager of ISV and developer relations. “IT professionals who can develop the skills needed to work across these technologies will be ready to meet growing business demand in the coming years.“
Key findings in the 2011 IBM Tech Trends Report include:
- Eighty-seven percent of respondents believe open source and open standard technologies will play a key role in the future of application development.
- During the next two years more than 75 percent of organizations will engage in cloud computing.
- Fifty-one percent of respondents cited the adoption of cloud technologies as part of their mobile strategy.
- Regional cultural differences impact social business adoption. India is strongly embracing social business with a 57 percent adoption rate, followed by the US with a 45 percent adoption rate and China with a 44 percent adoption rate. Russia shows the strongest resistance with a 19 percent adoption rate.