Ascent Look Out 2014+ is a unique and comprehensive publication where Atos, an international IT services company, presents over 800 business and technology trends across 20 market sectors. This fifth edition looks at 2014 and beyond. Ascent Look Out was created in 2008 with one clear goal in mind: to arouse the novel ideas that will drive innovation for you, our clients and our partners. After all, there has never been a better time to see how emerging global business and technological trends can power progress. We can guarantee that within Ascent Look Out you will discover something new that will open the door to new opportunities
Ascent Look Out is an independent trends report. And truly collaborative creation, Ascent Look Out brings together the insights of over 200 contributors from various geographies, business lines and industries across Atos. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the emerging trends, business needs and technologies that will be driving innovation in the years ahead.
In this 2014 edition of Ascent Look Out, our ‘Focus On’ section is devoted to Business Mobility where we are already seeing early adopters gain competitive advantage from the many potential opportunities it offers. From a business and technology stand-point, the human being is about to become truly ubiquitous, a truly god-like power that corporate organizations must now learn how to channel and leverage. This decisive change has the potential—as you are about to read—to significantly redefine our experiences as customers, as citizens and as employees.
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 5 market sectors; Energy & Utilities; Financial Services; Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public Sector, Healthcare & Transport; Telecoms, Media & Technology. detailing what we can expect to see from them in the months—and years—ahead.