Cloud computing, collaboration, data analytics, security and software-defined networking are among the technologies that businesses need to embrace, Accenture says. "Every business has to be a digital one now," Accenture's Paul Daugherty says. "... The power and reach of converging IT trends such as mobility and cloud means that business leaders need to understand the implications of a software-driven, connected-everything world. It's really time business and IT sat down together and started the dialogue to create ways for technology's potential to be harnessed."