In today’s highly competitive global environment, companies are looking for opportunities to minimize costs, increase efficiencies and gain competitive advantage. Business leaders across all industries are focused on IT as a way to accomplish these goals. The use of emerging, disruptive technologies such as context-aware mobile apps and enterprise social networking along with the proliferation of public and private cloud is commanding organizations to assess and manage the impact these technologies may have on their business. Leaders should understand, prioritize and apply these new technologies within the context of their overall business goals.

PwC recently completed the 5th Annual Digital IQ Survey. The survey is designed to assess how well companies understand the value of technology and weave IT into the fabric of their organization. For the first time, the Digital IQ survey was conducted globally and included participation from more than 1,100 respondents. Detailed below are the Top 10 Technology Trends for Business that emerged from the survey. Click on any trend to get a brief point of view from PwC’s leaders in these areas.