How Tech Execs Perceive the Top IT Disrupters

By Dennis McCafferty

Cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics will emerge as the dominant, business-changing innovations for the tech industry over the next several years, according to the findings of a recent survey from KPMG of more than 830 global tech industry executives. The report, titled "The Changing Landscape of Disruptive Technologies: 2015 Global Technology Innovation Survey," reveals that the U.S. will lead the way in developing breakthrough global tech advancements, much to the benefit of the retail, energy and other industries. The study reveals that digital currencies could very well change the face of the international financial sector, but only if companies can adequately safeguard the currencies' systems from hackers. IoT brings a special sense of intrigue to the discussion, as well, given its potential to vastly increase productivity for customers while helping them innovate faster. To fully reap the rewards of tech advancements, however, industry leaders will need to overcome constraints in the form of limited capital, restrictive regulations and resistant corporate cultures. Channel Insider examines key findings from the study.

This article was originally published on 2015-10-22