The Gartner Symposium/ ITxpo 2013 expo just concluded in Orlando. This expo gathers thousands of IT executives to discuss industry related trends and topics. The most anticipated discussion is the release of the “Gartner pontificators” regarding IT trends for 2014. We’ve selected to highlight three out of the top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014.
Mobile device management
The Era of Personal Cloud
2014 will see a shift away from devices and toward services such as personal cloud computing. What’s really interesting is, moving forward, the type of device you use will be less important, as the personal cloud will take its place functionality wise. Unlike apps, the operating system is irrelevant. Anyone, multiple users or devices included, can access a personal cloud. The only thing needed is an internet connection.
Software Defined Anything
According to Gartner, Software-defined anything (SDx) is defined by “improved standards for infrastructure programmability and data center interoperability driven by automation inherent to cloud computing, DevOps and fast infrastructure provisioning.” As technology continues to be refined and we discover ways to improve processes, in the end, it is up to the vendors whether or not to follow standards which will increase competition but ultimately benefit the customer in cost reduction.
2013 introduced new ways of thinking about how we use mobile devices, but 2014 will bring a more secure, efficient and cost effective way to conduct business.
Which technology trend will be most effective for your business?