Nucleus Research Announces Annual Technology Predictions for 2012

October 17, 2011

2012 to see sharper focus on enterprise productivity, smarter software and ‘virtual’ development through the cloud, Nucleus predicts


BOSTON – October 18, 2011 – Nucleus Research announced its Top 10 Technology Predictions for 2012, revealing several interesting trends emerging for the year ahead.

An overall increase in IT spending — a key finding from a recent Nucleus survey — is a common thread driving many of the trends as companies find smarter ways to employ technology to meet business goals. This will translate into tremendous opportunity for technology service providers, the smarter of which should do well on Wall Street in 2012.

This is the tenth year that Nucleus has issued its Top 10 Technology Predictions for the coming year.

“Over the past decade, Nucleus Research has predicted emerging technology trends with amazing accuracy through its annual Top Ten Predictions report. We take full advantage of this information to understand the market ahead, pitfalls to avoid and trends we can capitalize upon — and use it to help our partners understand their position in the broader IT market. For example, one of Nucleus’ trends for 2012 is investment in digital records management for healthcare, and we’re poised to capitalize on that trend,” said HK Bain, CEO, Digitech Systems.

A list of the 2012 predictions includes:

  • Productive Enterprise
  • The Cloud Changes Development
  • SAP Reemerges
  • Big Beats Best-of-Breed
  • More Ways for All to Manage Big Data
  • Capital Moves from Labor to Technology
  • The Decade of Smarter Software
  • Labor Finally Gets Optimized
  • Healthcare Investments Increase
  • Renewed Focus on the Customer Experience

The full Nucleus Top 10 Predictions 2012 research note is available at

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