Legacy, non-cloud or non-mobile solutions face a number of challenges in 2014. With shrinking margins, they are losing their strategic foothold among IT. Additionally, with the proliferation of cloud and mobile tools, businesses will be examining existing investments from a security perspective to assess their scope of coverage.
5. IT leadersí who fail to embrace key trends will face more tangible consequences
In 2014, IT leaders who havenít proactively worked to accept the changing tides resulting from consumerization, BYOD, mobile and cloud will struggle to remain relevant in their respective organizations. Businesses that have failed to embrace these trends will be forced to change their position to retain talent and grow.
Thatís it, my five predictions for 2014. Scratching your head? Hopefully not. Any surprises? Iíd like to think so. Hopefully you agree that itís going to be an exciting year for the business and enterprise IT. If I had to pull one theme from all of these it would be that cloud and SaaS apps are just as disruptive as theyíve ever been and that weíll continue to see efforts to adapt to consumer/employee demand for these tools and services. Itís invigorating, transformative and thereís no place Iíd rather be than working to address these new challenges. Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment here or reach out to me on Twitter @sanjberi. Iíd love to hear what you think 2014 will bring.
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