The CEOs of leading companies are already striving to create an agile
business model -- one that responds quickly to competitive pressures and
shifting market demands. Commercial agility often requires a corresponding
accelerated business technology deployment. Meaning, the IT requirement is
for applications to be provisioned in hours -- not weeks or months.
That's a tall order for many corporate IT departments. Regardless, it must be
done. More often than not, it's accomplished via a cloud services-based
Savvy executives that proactively migrate their IT infrastructure to a
cloud-centric architecture will generate new revenue that could surge by a
factor of three from 2011 to 2017, according to the latest market study by
Global business spending for infrastructure and services related to the cloud
will reach an estimated $174.2 billion this year -- ... (more)
Throughout 2013 most senior executives have been exposed to the key emerging
business technology trends. During 2014, you're going to see and hear a lot
more about the Internet of Things (IoT) -- and the impact will reach just
about every industry and all the major markets within the Global Networked
Let's consider the forward-looking outlook, from a leading industry analyst.
International Data Corporation (IDC) recently offered their predictions for
the coming year.
"The 3rd Platform's impact was felt throughout the ICT industry in 2013 as a
high-profile CEO lost his jo... (more)
The top predictions for 2014 business technology investment, according to
Gartner Inc., include a focus on disruptions brought about by digital
business, the Internet of Things, smart machines and the onset of what they
call the Digital Industrial Revolution.
That forward-looking view can be balanced by their current IT expense
outlook. Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.8 trillion in 2014 --
that's a 3.1 percent increase from 2013 spending of $3.7 trillion, according
to the latest market study by Gartner.
In 2013, the traditional IT market experienced flat growth, growi... (more)
Savvy executive leaders are already prepared for the shift to more
progressive business technology deployments throughout the enterprise. Open
hybrid cloud architectures, big data analytics and mobile applications are
high-growth platforms at the center of this shift.
In particular, the emerging mobile applications must be integrated, flexible,
and adaptable to constantly changing business conditions. This is the new
normal in many fast-paced industries. That being said, are you ready for the
mobile data deluge that's inevitable?
According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index globa... (more)
As an informed senior executive, you already know that it's no longer a
question of whether cloud service adoption is the right forward-thinking
business technology strategy, but rather how you will leverage the abundance
of new resources to outpace your competition.
More companies will be working within very heterogeneous cloud service
environments, thereby putting more pressure on IT organizations that must
deal with these additional complexities, according to a recent market study
by Cloud Connect and the Everest Group.
Their latest market study reveals the increasing influenc... (more)