Maverick* Research: How Religion Will Drive Your Future Business


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Religion is positioned to fuel IT innovation and growth in emerging markets. The dynamic of IT and religion will create a new industry, generating software and service opportunities. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • *Maverick Research
    • Introduction
    • Commercialization of Religion
    • Rise of Emerging Markets With High Religiosity
    • Emergence of New Business Opportunities Around Religion
    • Convergence of These Three Themes Forming the Foundation of "Religion-Driven IT"
    • Role of Religion in Driving IT — Opportunities in Major Market Segments
      • Banking and Financial Services
      • Social Media
      • Mobile Applications
      • E-Learning
      • Cloud, ERP and Data Centers
      • Religious Portals
      • Media Content and Broadcasting
      • Religious Business Process Outsourcing
      • Analytics and Business Intelligence
      • Other Technologies
    • Conclusions
  • Recommended Reading
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