2012 Trends and Predictions: Continued Emphasis on Connecting Performance with the People Doing the Work

December is the season of trends and predictions. While there is certainly no shortage of prognostications, here are some key 2012 predictions and trends for analytics-driven business leaders plus our own perspective on a major enterprise software trend we’re expecting will continue.

2012 Analytics Predictions
Earlier this month, the International Institute of Analytics held their annual predictions webinar. Led by analytics author and thought leader Tom Davenport, 12 faculty members weighed in with their 2012 predictions. In case you missed it, here’s an overview of the IIA 2012 predictions.

Join IIA for more great analytics thought leadership, soon to include Talent Analytics’ CEO Greta Roberts.

2012 Business Mega Trends
Ray Wang, Principal Analyst and CEO of Constellation Research Group wrote a thought provoking blog this week highlighting 10 mega trends business leaders should look for in 2012.

While each of these trends and predictions on their own has massive implications, from the enterprise software perspective we believe analytics, talent and business performance technologies will continue to converge and gain momentum in 2012.

Greta Roberts, Talent Analytics’ CEO add one more major prediction for 2012.
2012: Continued Emphasis on Connecting Performance with the People Doing the Work
Legacy enterprise software will continue to align, acquire and merge with smaller software firms in order to begin including talent content with traditionally “operational / performance” based legacy applications.

  • Case in point:
  • This will happen because:
    • Businesses are placing more and more emphasis on tying business performance to the people doing the work.  They are therefore looking for more and more ways to manage, incent, and engage their employees.

At Talent Analytics, Corp we see this a great opportunity given we now quantify human characteristics core to business performance – and deliver this “just in time” content, via our middleware engine, into enterprise applications like Talent Management, CRM, Enterprise Social Media software and other business technologies.

Mike Kennedy is a Technical Evangelist at Talent Analytics, Corp. He can be reached via

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