Last month the renowned Irish business magazine Business Plus released their Tech Trends Survey 2010. Business Plus do a series of very well respected surveys throughout the year that you can find on their website. They look in detail at the trends in each sector and what the following year will hold for Irish companies.
In reviewing trends in the technology sector for this year one way to gauge what technologies would be big was to look at the types of skills that are in demand. Cathal Grogan, Verify's Managing Director provided commentary and indicated that the types of skills that would be in demand would be those that helped companies innovate or be more efficient, such as cloud technology.
Cathal highlighted this would be led by the multinational sector focusing on projects that help reduce costs, he said: "technologies that support business process automation, such as workflow or resource management and document management, maybe even combined with some green technologies such as e-documentation, will be in demand in 2010. I think you'll see a lot of activity around the self-service arena, such as the deployment of more interactive voice response technology and speech recognition systems on phone channels. You'll also see more services being pushed out to the internet, again to reduce costs."
We recommend this survey as a must read for anyone interested in the Irish technology sector. The full survey can be found via the link below.