Bluewolf, an IT staffing and consulting firm, announced the results of its first annual Technology Outlook Report, which identifies top tech trends based on IT staffing/hiring spending patterns for the past 12 months. The report highlights the emergence of mobile, big data, UI, cloud computing and consumerization of IT as the defining trends of 2011 with HTML5, Android Development and iPad/iPhone all ranked as top technologies by growth percentage.
“Companies increasingly see technology and information as competitive differentiators,” Bluewolf co-founder Michael Kirven says. “Innovative companies are leveraging the trends identified in this report to become more agile, collaborative and relevant, and to attract and retain the agile workforce of the future.”
The report identified the top five tech trends for 2011, based on areas that have seen rapid, year-over-year growth:
- Mobile: Defined by HTML5, iPhone/iPad and Android, mobile is remaking entire industries, with the media industry leading the pack.
- User Engagement: Companies increasingly see user engagement as a core value. HTML5, .NET and Java are allowing UX systems to be applied more broadly to back-end legacy systems and mobile applications.
- Big Data: IT is breaking deep into the data, providing new streams of insights.
- Consumerization of IT: IT pros expect workplaces to reflect consumer innovations, and “many-to-many” interaction is becoming the norm.
- Cloud Computing: The big players are dominated by emerging technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Apps, as well as more established solutions such as Salesforce.
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For more information on the survey results, click here.