As enterprise technology continues to improve, certain trends are going to develop as priorities for businesses through 2012 and the years to come. According to a recent
Gartner report, cloud computing and mobile devices will be among the most disruptive technologies during the next several years.
"Many industry business models will be challenged through 2015 as customers continue to adopt an always-connected digital lifestyle and market competitors exploit emerging technologies to achieve business growth and success," said Gartner vice president
Media tablets will have a particularly vital role for companies looking to improve mobile applications, like fax services and other collaborative solutions. As a result of this trend, many industries will be forced to change their existing processes in order to propel their transformation.
"The market, economic, demographic and technological environments that industries will face in 2012 will require them to be nimble in their operations and enterprise practices," Harris-Ferrante continued. "Being agile and adopting new business practices will be imperative for survival in 2012."
According to a
Time Techland report, the options for tablets will diversify this year as Android devices will be more competitive with the dominant iPad, enabling them to utilize more varied mobile applications.