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Top 12 Technology Trends for 2013 Highlighted in New Technology Outlook from Sogeti

 Top 12 Technology Trends for 2013 Highlighted in New Technology Outlook from
                                    Sogeti

Business technology consultancy Sogeti, and its SogetiLabs initiative
gathering the company's top global technology leaders, have identified general
trends and 12 specific top technologies that will impact companies across the
world in 2013.

PR Newswire

DAYTON, Ohio, March 20, 2013

DAYTON, Ohio, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The SogetiLabs Technology Outlook
2013 was composed by polling a group of Sogeti experts who in turn based their
input on direct conversations with clients and partners and their own view of
the industry as well as. In addition to the trends defined, the report also
highlights a number of questions per trend where the answers will serve as a
checkpoint if companies are ready for change.

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General trends
The fast moving technology innovations impact companies across the world:

  oOn the technology side, the interest of our clients is moving away from
    the systems of record towards the systems of engagement.
  oConcretely this is a move away from administrative processes towards using
    technology to improve or reinvent the real interaction with people.
  oMany companies and organizations have a hard time to catch up to the many
    trends and innovations of the day.

"The best way to get ahead, to digest all things happening and distill them to
form a clear course forward is to examine how the technology will be adopted
and how the use of technology will then change the behavior of people. All of
which is highly unpredictable," said Erik van Ommeren, one of the Sogeti
innovation and technology experts behind the new report.

Top 12 trends

The SogetiLabs Technology Outlook 2013 has defined  12 top trends showing off
what is on the minds of customers, and what is expected to be important for
2013 and beyond.

1.Mobile BYOD – Bring your own Device, being mobile at work stays a top
    trend. Supporting a connecting workforce through Mobile/BYOD makes
    organizations attractive to (new) employees and aims to increase work
    experience and productivity.
2.Augmented Reality – Overlaying the physical world with a digital layer is
    changing the interaction between people, objects and information. Compare
    it to living your life inside Facebook.
3.Smart TV – The ultimate media device: Interactive, HD and social, raising
    questions such as who is in control of the content. Integration of
    Internet and Web 2.0 features into television sets and set-top boxes, as
    well as the technological convergence between computers and these
    television sets/set-top boxes.
4.Big Data – Big Data shows the hidden patterns in all sorts of data, helps
    predict behavior and enables predictive simulations. Big Data will improve
    customer insight, help you target customers and track sentiments online.
5.Cloud Services – The business promise of Cloud Computing is simple:
    Worry-free IT. Current and expected adoption is enormous. New ways of
    software design are appearing and there will be great improvements in
    Cloud disaster recovery. In addition, real time analytics and Big Data
    will strengthen Cloud usage and storage of data.
6.Jericho Style Security – Securing the data, not the device, is a
    continuing security trend which brings a more granular and flexible
    security approach.
7.Privacy Enhancing Technologies – Technology can be used to turn privacy
    into a differentiating selling point. Big Data and other intrusive
    technologies require making Privacy a fundamental principle when designing
    new solutions.
8.Quality Assurance Across the Application Lifecycle – Testing of new
    applications is not enough anymore. A more complete Quality approach
    across the entire Application Lifecycle is one key success factor for
    today. Testing or Quality are no longer restricted to the test teams, it
    is a shared IT and business responsibility.
9.Agile Methods – Agile has become a new paradigm to manage projects
    focusing on transparency, collaboration, iterative and incremental
    development resulting in significantly reducing the time-to-market. While
    initially Agile was mostly used in IT, it is now increasingly also applied
    in "business" projects.
10.Model Driven Engineering – With the maturity of modeling tools, Models are
    no longer used only for documentation in the software development process,
    they are now an integral part of the development and even operations
    process, allowing traceability between models, code generation, and
    automated testing.
11.3D Printing – 3D Printing will transform product information, non-food
    retail and create an explosion of personalization. In short, consumers
    take over! 3D printing fosters a design and production agility which is a
    key factor for the years to come.
12.Internet of Things – Connecting physical things to the internet makes it
    possible to access remote sensor data and to control the physical world
    from a distance. Sensors and smart devices will be making our lives easier
    and allow for optimization of large complex systems such as transportation
    grids, utilities, healthcare and others. New synergistic services will be
    developed that go beyond the possibilities of the current isolated
    embedded system.

The SogetiLabs Technology Outlook 2013 is available for download in the Sogeti
online bookstore:
http://www.ict-books.com/books/inspiration-trends/tech-outlook-2013-web-detail

For more information about SogetiLabs please visit: www.sogeti.com/labs

About Sogeti USA
Sogeti USA is a premier provider of information technology services to
businesses and public sector organizations. Operating in 23 U.S. locations,
Sogeti's business model is built on providing customers with local
accountability and vast delivery expertise. Sogeti is a leader in helping
clients develop, implement and manage practical IT solutions to help run their
business better. With over 45 years of experience, Sogeti offers a
comprehensive portfolio of services including Advisory Services, Application
Development with New Technologies, Business Information Management Services,
Product Engineering Services, Infrastructure Services, Mobile Services and
Testing Services. To learn more, visit: www.us.sogeti.com

About Sogeti
Sogeti is a leading provider of professional technology services, specializing
in Application Management, Infrastructure Management and High-Tech
Engineering. Sogeti offers cutting-edge solutions around Testing, Business
Intelligence, Mobility, Cloud and Security, combining world class
methodologies and the global delivery model, Rightshore^®. Sogeti brings
together more than 20,000 professionals in 15 countries and is present in over
100 locations in Europe, the US and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. For more information
please visit www.sogeti.com.

SOURCE Sogeti USA

Website: http://www.us.sogeti.com
Contact: Erik van Ommeren, Director of Innovation/Trend spotter,
SogetiLabs/VINT, +1-202-207- 0482, erik.vanommeren@sogeti.com, or Kelly
Maroney, Marketing Director Sogeti USA. +1-937-291-8190,
Kelly.maroney@us.sogeti.com
 
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