The Intelligent Enterprise: New IT Acumen 

Five technology trends shaping the future of business


Overview of Tech Visions

Technology is embedded in everything we do, improving the ways we live, work, and experience the world. But there’s a larger transformation at play – a shift beyond digital into an era where tech is built into every single interaction. Accenture’s 2018 Tech Vision digs into the IT trends that are rapidly reshaping not just daily life, but society as a whole, allowing businesses in every industry to reimagine what’s possible. 

Disruption courtesy of emerging technologies is nothing new, in fact, we predicted it. But this latest transformation is unique. For the first time, the change is a two-way street. People aren’t just using products and services, but feeding information and access back to them. To deliver integrated innovation, companies need a profound level of insight into people’s lives. For intelligent enterprise, this level of connection - and this degree of trust - require a new type of relationship. It’s not just business. It’s personal. And it’s how leaders will redefine their company based on the company they keep.

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Accenture Academy IT Workforce Courses

Business changes are creating new dynamics for the IT workforce and are increasing the need for CIOs to have a workforce-centric strategy. 88% believe IT organizations need to broaden its scope and keep pace with the evolving needs of the business. Moreover, 80% believe skills we need in 10 years will have little resemblance to what we have today. See Accenture Academy courses for the IT Workforce below: 


Technical Acumen:


“There’s a new obligation - and a new 
opportunity - for companies to engage 
with people differently.” 

Paul Daugherty, Accenture CTIO




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The five IT trends in this year’s report reflect the transformed relationships businesses have with people, and how the innovations in our 2018 Technology Vision are changing the world and creating revolutionary growth across industries.

Dive into the Discussion

Technology is changing society. But the unprecedented access and influence businesses enjoy today comes with a new set of responsibilities. Expectations are growing – from customers, employees, business partners, and more. Transformation is the key to meeting these expectations, and leaders are redefining their companies based on the company they keep.

25 countries were included in this year's 
survey to understand the global impact of 
technology and identify priority technology 
investments over the next few years.

Every year, our Tech Vision team partners with Accenture Research to pinpoint the emerging technology developments that will have the greatest impact on companies, government agencies, and other organizations over the next three years. These trends have significant impact across industries, and are actionable for businesses today.  

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What's in this article:
  • Five technology trends are upping the game and allowing companies to tap into the powerful potential of intelligent enterprise, creating new business opportunities and helping to change the world as we know it.

  • Leading companies are improving the way we live with new products and services that will become indispensable.

  • Business is getting personal. Leaders must shift their mindsets and business models to focus on forging strong, trusted relationships with partners, customers, employees, governments, and more.

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