Ascent Look Out

Anticipating the new opportunities and challenges created by the emergence of new technologies

The technology and business landscape has been changing at an unprecedented speed and, as one of the world’s leading IT companies, we have the responsibility to think one step ahead, to anticipate the coming business and technology opportunities and challenges, and to work with our clients to reinvent their growth models in the post-crisis economic environment. There has never been a better time to see how technology’s possibilities can power progress for your business. As Business Technologists we can provide that vision – a vision that we deliver through our commitment to innovation.

Ascent Look Out is an Atos thought leadership initiative which aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the emerging trends, business needs and technologies that will be driving innovation in the years ahead. Through anticipating the new opportunities and challenges created by the emergence of new technologies we can help our clients make key strategic decisions about their organizations technology infrastructure. Atos offers this trends report in five editions, each dedicated to 5 individual sub-markets; Energy & Utilities; Financial Services; Manufacturing & Retail; Public Sector, Healthcare & Transport; Telecoms, Media & Technology.

In previous editions of Ascent Look Out, the ‘Focus On’ section has examined Green IT, Open Innovation, Cloud Computing and the birth of Social Organization in depth. In this 2014+ edition of Ascent Look Out, the ‘Focus On’ section is devoted to Business Mobility—solutions that turn context (information about a person’s actual current situation that may include life events, location, time, activities) into innovative services.

Other highlights include: our overview of the latest Sociocultural, Economic and Political trends and opportunities, along with those already on the CxO agenda; in-depth expert analysis for each; and a detailed reference guide tours market sectors detailing what we can expect to see from them in the months—and years—ahead.

We hope you enjoy reading Ascent Look Out as much as we have enjoyed putting it together. As a thought provoking read, we are sure it will bring you a great deal of value.