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ISACA Report: Top Four Technology Issues Impacting Business Strategy

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (1 July 2015)—New research from ISACA identifies the top four tech issues impacting business strategy. Big data analytics, mobile technologies, cloud computing and machine learning are no longer siloed technology trends relevant only to IT—they are key business opportunities that must be understood and considered by executive leadership when developing business strategies, according to ISACA, a global association serving 140,000 cybersecurity, risk and assurance professionals.


ISACA released today free Innovation Insights guides on these four trends, along with an overview report on the 10 technology issues most likely to affect business strategy:

  1. Big data analytics

  2. Mobile technologies

  3. Cloud computing

  4. Machine learning

  5. Internet of Things

  6. Massive open online courses

  7. Social networking

  8. Digital business models

  9. Cybersecurity

  10. Digital currency


All four individual trend reports and the overview report are complimentary downloads and provide business leaders with actionable insights that will aid their selection of business strategies.


Each of the technologies is assigned an innovation index rating, taking into account resource cost, risk level and benefit level.


“These reports will help companies adopt the right trends for their business as part of their business strategies,” said Jamie Pasfield, chair of ISACA’s Emerging Business Technology Committee. “Leaders who understand emerging trends, innovate around them and integrate them into the fabric of their operations will strengthen their organizations’ competitive advantage, add value to stakeholders and prosper.”


The reports are available at



ISACA ( helps global professionals lead, adapt and assure trust in an evolving digital world by offering innovative and world-class knowledge, standards, networking, credentialing and career development. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global nonprofit association of 140,000 professionals in 180 countries. ISACA also offers the Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), a holistic cybersecurity resource, and COBIT, a business framework to govern enterprise technology.



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