How can federal agencies apply the 2012 Tech Trends?

Many of us may know that some of the federal agencies and its leaders are facing many challenges in today’s economy. Innovation has been identified to be a key change agent when facing these obstacles. Can these agencies embrace innovative technology to better meet their missions? The answer is YES, we currently see many federal leaders using social media and researching new technologies to create interaction between its consumers.

I recently read an annual report that examines trends in technology put to practical business use. The report, created by Deloitte Consulting LLP (Twitter: @DeloitteOnTech) is titled “Elevate IT for Digital Business” such that it examines the broad impacts of five technology forces – analytics, mobility, social, cloud, and cyber security.

I have found the tech trends discussed in this report to be extremely interesting. Each trend mentioned in the report is actionable and measurable to bring value to an organization. For instance #Enterprise #Mobility might begin by just pushing existing solutions and processes to mobile channels. Now I know you may be thinking….there are too many challenges (i.e. new methodologies, new application architectures, and new mindsets). The report details how one can tackle these obstacles or roadblocks within an agency. An agency like the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) developed an “app” to provide passengers with 24/7 access to the most commonly requested TSA information on their mobile device.

Overall, the report covers ten different technology trends that are anticipated to be impactful this year from #Big Data and how enterprise wide descriptive/advance analytics can make a large volume of data more effective to #Geospatial #Visualization and how it’s about geo-tagging enterprise structured data so it can be represented visually.

How can a forward-thinking federal organization consider using and applying one or more of these trends?

Which trend do you feel will have the most impact within your organization?


Deloitte’s full report can be found here

Mark White Deloitte’s Chief Technology Officer, will be presenting his #2012 Tech Trends to #DHS OCIO community on March 20th 2012. This event is being held at Deloitte’s Rosslyn building from 8:30am – 10:30am.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn more about how these trends can impact your organization! For additional details regarding the event please reach out to Reggie Dorsainvil at [email protected]

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Monica Nelmes Elliott

Mark White’s publication is very forward-looking. A must read for anyone who wants to know the buzz words that we’ll be hearing this year and beyond. Looking forward to his presentation on March 20th!