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  • Industry: Technology
  • Type: White paper
  • Date: 9/11/2012

Mobilizing Innovation: The Evolving Landscape of Disruptive Technologies 

To gain deeper insight into disruptive technologies, KPMG’s 2012 global survey asked technology leaders for their views on the scope of change over the next four years.

With cloud and mobile technologies the prime drivers, and China emerging as a true rival to the UnitedStates, the findings indicate that the landscape for technology innovation is as fast-moving as the technologies themselves.

 

  • The cloud floats above all in a storm of tech disruptions: The KPMG Technology Innovation Survey found 56 percent of respondents predict that cloud services will lead consumer and business technology change.
  • Challenges on the road to cloud and mobile adoption: The KPMG Technology Innovation Survey found that 45 percent of respondents named cost and pricing as the number one roadblock to the uptake of new consumer technologies.
  • Who’s leading the charge for innovation progress?: The KPMG Technology Innovation Survey found that despite the charisma of leaders such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Jack Ma, a majority believe that the innovation buck does not stop with the CEO.
  • The upside of the mobile internet: The KPMG Technology Innovation Survey found that mobile ranked second to cloud in its potential to shake up consumer and enterprise markets.
  • Potential challenge to Silicon Valley’s position as tech innovation leader: More than 40 percent of respondents to the KPMG Technology Innovation Survey predict that the world’s technology innovation center could move from Silicon Valley to another country in the next four years.
  • Apple tops the tech innovation rankings for the foreseeable future: Although Apple is the leader in disruptive innovation, watch out for new challengers from emerging markets.