Big data, security and cloud identified as IT ‘super themes’ in 2012
“Big data” analytics, security and cloud computing will be three of the most significant drivers of technological change in 2012, according to Ovum.
While Big Data and Cloud are the enablers and transformation engines, the prioritization of security is a direct result of the ubiquitious device with cloud connectivity, leading to multiplicity of vulnerability points.
The predictions for the coming year also include the growing impact of social networking platforms on enterprise collaboration strategies, convergence of selected software-as-a-service (SaaS) CRM and marketing services, and the consumerisation of IT, which looks likely to accelerate the adoption of self-selected SaaS by line-of-business owners and the deployment of mobile device management solutions to support bring-your-own-device strategies.
The combination can lead to a powerful empowering position for IT: “The CIO will need to act as an enabler of innovation for the business, and this creates the opportunity to play a central role in both operational and commercial strategy.”
Read more on this OVUM Research at MIS-ASIA link
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