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2015 Predictions on IT from Experts and Industry Analysts


2015 Predictions on IT from Experts and Industry Analysts


Analytics. Hybrid Cloud. Enterprise Mobile.

While technology's role in the IT organization is increasing, what does this mean for the role of the IT organization?

IT industry analysts and experts are making their annual predictions for the coming year and beyond.

There's an overall consensus on many of the key aspects of an IT organization, providing support for rapid delivery of innovative applications to support business demands. Mobile, the cloud (both public, private and hybrid), and better management of data better by getting actionable information ito the hands of decision maker faster - these are where experts see the IT organization going.

Have your own outlook or IT prediction? See the IT technology taking another direction? Share your insights in the comments section below.

1. Advanced, Pervasive and Invisible Analytics


blog gartner logoOutlook by: David W. Cearley  - VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

Expectations: Analytics will take center stage as the volume of data generated by embedded systems increases and vast pools of structured and unstructured data inside and outside the enterprise are analyzed. "Every app now needs to be an analytic app. Organizations need to manage how best to filter the huge amounts of data coming from the IoT, social media and wearable devices, and then deliver exactly the right information to the right person, at the right time. Analytics will become deeply, but invisibly embedded everywhere." 

Link: See what to expect

2. DevOps Will be the Primary Tool of IT Management


logo idcOutlook by:
Mike Rosen - Adjunct Research Advisor, IDC 
Serge Findling - Vice President Research, IDC 
Joseph C. Pucciarelli - Group Vice President & IT Executive Advisor, IDC

Expectations: By 2015, 60% of CIOs will use DevOps as their primary tool to address the speed and sprawl of mobile, cloud, and open source applications"

Link: See what to expect

3. A Key Transformation Year


forrester logoOutlook by: Eveline Oehrlich - Forrester Research

Expectations: "As I have been in I&O since the beginning of my professional career (which means forever), I see 2015 as a year to transform our I&O profession and organizations. The opportunities are spanning from partnering with your Application Development & Design team in a new way of operations -- we call this Modern Service Delivery (you might have seen this as DevOps); explore new ways to enable your workforce and how to change your approach to the technology supply chain and ecosystem."

Link: See what to expect

4. IT Security is Top Concern


Outlook by: Teena Hammond - Journalist, TechRepublic

Expectations: "IT security ranked as the top emerging technology to IT departments by both CXOs and non-CXOs."

Link: See what to expect

5. IT Spending on an Upswing


Outlook by: Stacy Collett  - Staff writer, ZDNet

Expectations: "IT is expected to again kick up spending on security tools, customer-facing technologies and information exchange/collaboration technologies that comprise the so-called SMAC stack — social and mobile tools, analytic systems and cloud computing. Meanwhile, it's likely that hardware spending will continue to drop and services budgets will continue to rise."

Link: See what to expect

6. Expect Enterprise mobility trends

Outlook by: Richard Absalom - Senior Analyst, Ovum

Expectations: "More enterprises will frame enterprise mobility management (EMM) in a workspace strategy. This means framing EMM as part of a wider "workspace" strategy, incorporating management of all endpoints and applications, with the crucial aim of giving employees access to the tools and data they need wherever they happen to be and with whichever device they happen to have in front of them. Enterprise multi-screening behavior is increasing, and embracing a workspace strategy is the best way to capitalize on it."

Link: See what to expect

Your Turn
So what do you see happening in IT in 2015?

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