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Top IT Trends Sweeping the World Right Now

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on 16 September 13
 
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The one thing thatâs exciting about technology is change. If the only thing thatâs permanent is change, the field of technology witnesses the most change there is. Today, the IT scenario is overwhelmingly with multiple new developments and there are more to come tomorrow.


This development in technology is a blessing for businesses. Every sweeping change in technology brings obvious benefits for business in terms of cost, earning opportunities, efficiency and productivity. In some cases, technology itself forms the crux for businesses to maintain a competitive edge or even to disrupt.


Price Water House Coopers lists some of the hottest spots IT. It mentions areas of IT where most trends seem to be happening such as Gamification, public cloud Infrastructure, data visualization, pervasive computing, enterprise social networking, cyber security, private cloud, Data mining and analysis as well as e-commerce.


Here are some of the top trends that are sweeping across the IT industry today:


BYOD


For some businesses itâs not a comforting thought to give up control; for some others, it holds key to the door leading to future of work. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a phenomenon that almost forces companies to embrace the new way of work. Mobile devices will dock into enterprises. Workers can work from anywhere and access enterprise data from absolutely anywhere.


According to Michael Krigsman who writes for Zdnet.com, BYOD reflects the massive change in the consumerization of IT. BYOD now keeps businesses at the threshold of innovation and collaboration. Not embracing BYOD puts CIOs or top-level management in a delicate position of alienating business models and devaluing IT.


BYOD does bring in security issues and calls for a complete IT security policy overhaul. Yet, it also provides far-reaching benefits for businesses that cannot be overlooked.



The Birth of the Private Cloud


Private cloud is implemented on a cloud-computing platform while also hoarding up private or corporate firewalls. Businesses or IT service management departments within businesses tend to keep control on use and access of the private cloud for enterprise IT needs.


Tim Peterson â Infrastructure Solutions Leader at PWC â states that the private cloud isnât new. Large companies have already been using private/hybrid cloud computing due to security risks.


This year, however, the scene is set to change with the private cloud going mainstream. Businesses donât even have to be concerned about issues pertaining to licensing, orchestration and management of private cloud. The private cloud holds obvious benefits and not going for it can cost businesses bloating infrastructure expenses and missed business opportunities.


The Big Entry of Big Data


Gil Press of Forbes. refers to a survey conducted for Fortune C-Suite executives. In the year 2012, one-third of the respondents invested $1 million or more.


By 2013, that number grew by 68%, in which 88% of executives reported that their organizations plan to spend more than $1million on big data investments by 2016. About 32% of the executives reported that their big data initiatives are already operational company wide. Some of the most sought after initiatives are analytical processes and sophisticated data analysis.


Big data for most companies lead to better insights into various aspects such as business operations, consumer behavior, retail insights and much more.


Heightened Need for Cyber Security


The need for secure networks and safe Internet consumes businesses today. In the future, the trend is clearly skewed towards refining technology enabled processes which drive corporates and thereby economies. Security fortification is in full swing throughout the world, particularly in the U.S., with reworked policies, better network policing, stringent legislations and tight monitoring of the Internet.


The threats to companies on the Internet are real. Itâs the IT departments and the computing resources of the companies are the first touch point for these threats.


Gamification


Games are thrilling, they let people leave the world they live in to enter a world in which they can win.


Gamification is the science of bringing in the win into everyday business functions. Earning points, keeping scores, rewarding loyal customers and identifying brand champions are taking center stage as the need to keep customers for life grows for every brand or organization.


Smart companies are now looking to deepen and enhance their relationships with customers using sophisticated tools to engage and pamper their customers. Leading edge technology â backed up super-fast and reliable computing networks â helps enterprises achieve the unthinkable: make business fun and let customers feel like winners bringing the principles of Gamification to every kiosk, computer, retail store, website and mobile device.


According to Brian Burke of Forbes.com, Gamification when done right can also be used to modify user behavior, for training and for education. He points out that by 2015, at least 40% of global 1000 organizations will use Gamification as a primary mechanism to change the way they make business, conduct operations and engage with customers.


Sales: It happens on the Web


E-Ccommerce is big today and customers are increasingly rushing to the web to search for products and services, seek information on brands, interact with brands and to engage with each other to discuss stories about their feelings on various options. The web fuels soft aspects such as social proof, creditability, trust and even actual sales transactions. That, in turn, is driving sales to the Web.


The future will see more businesses floating their presence on the web. More brands will enter the arena and customers will have more options than ever. Enterprises will see a complete overhaul in the way business transactions happen calling for changes in business strategy, operations, customer services, marketing, accounting and even legal aspects.


According to some of the leading thought leaders speaking on Internet changed Businesses on Curiosity.com, the Internet did one thing to the entire world of business: disrupt.


It launched new ways for customers to interact or engage. It birthed the dawn of tools that give all business a level playing field to start, run and manage business.


What do you think of these trends that are going to change the world of business? How do you suppose change the way we consume things and live? Please share your thoughts with us.





































The one thing thatâs exciting about technology is change. If the only thing thatâs permanent is change, the field of technology witnesses the most change there is. Today, the IT scenario is overwhelmingly with multiple new developments and there are more to come tomorrow.

This development in technology is a blessing for businesses. Every sweeping change in technology brings obvious benefits for business in terms of cost, earning opportunities, efficiency and productivity. In some cases, technology itself forms the crux for businesses to maintain a competitive edge or even to disrupt.

Price Water House Coopers lists some of the hottest spots IT. It mentions areas of IT where most trends seem to be happening such as Gamification, public cloud Infrastructure, data visualization, pervasive computing, enterprise social networking, cyber security, private cloud, Data mining and analysis as well as e-commerce.

Here are some of the top trends that are sweeping across the IT industry today:

BYOD

For some businesses itâs not a comforting thought to give up control; for some others, it holds key to the door leading to future of work. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a phenomenon that almost forces companies to embrace the new way of work. Mobile devices will dock into enterprises. Workers can work from anywhere and access enterprise data from absolutely anywhere.

According to Michael Krigsman who writes for Zdnet.com, BYOD reflects the massive change in the consumerization of IT. BYOD now keeps businesses at the threshold of innovation and collaboration. Not embracing BYOD puts CIOs or top-level management in a delicate position of alienating business models and devaluing IT.

BYOD does bring in security issues and calls for a complete IT security policy overhaul. Yet, it also provides far-reaching benefits for businesses that cannot be overlooked.

The Birth of the Private Cloud



Private cloud is implemented on a cloud-computing platform while also hoarding up private or corporate firewalls. Businesses or IT service management departments within businesses tend to keep control on use and access of the private cloud for enterprise IT needs.

Tim Peterson â Infrastructure Solutions Leader at PWC â states that the private cloud isnât new. Large companies have already been using private/hybrid cloud computing due to security risks.

This year, however, the scene is set to change with the private cloud going mainstream. Businesses donât even have to be concerned about issues pertaining to licensing, orchestration and management of private cloud. The private cloud holds obvious benefits and not going for it can cost businesses bloating infrastructure expenses and missed business opportunities.

The Big Entry of Big Data

Gil Press of Forbes. refers to a survey conducted for Fortune C-Suite executives. In the year 2012, one-third of the respondents invested $1 million or more.

By 2013, that number grew by 68%, in which 88% of executives reported that their organizations plan to spend more than $1million on big data investments by 2016. About 32% of the executives reported that their big data initiatives are already operational company wide. Some of the most sought after initiatives are analytical processes and sophisticated data analysis.

Big data for most companies lead to better insights into various aspects such as business operations, consumer behavior, retail insights and much more.

Heightened Need for Cyber Security

The need for secure networks and safe Internet consumes businesses today. In the future, the trend is clearly skewed towards refining technology enabled processes which drive corporates and thereby economies. Security fortification is in full swing throughout the world, particularly in the U.S., with reworked policies, better network policing, stringent legislations and tight monitoring of the Internet.

The threats to companies on the Internet are real. Itâs the IT departments and the computing resources of the companies are the first touch point for these threats.

Gamification

Games are thrilling, they let people leave the world they live in to enter a world in which they can win.

Gamification is the science of bringing in the win into everyday business functions. Earning points, keeping scores, rewarding loyal customers and identifying brand champions are taking center stage as the need to keep customers for life grows for every brand or organization.

Smart companies are now looking to deepen and enhance their relationships with customers using sophisticated tools to engage and pamper their customers. Leading edge technology â backed up super-fast and reliable computing networks â helps enterprises achieve the unthinkable: make business fun and let customers feel like winners bringing the principles of Gamification to every kiosk, computer, retail store, website and mobile device.

According to Brian Burke of Forbes.com, Gamification when done right can also be used to modify user behavior, for training and for education. He points out that by 2015, at least 40% of global 1000 organizations will use Gamification as a primary mechanism to change the way they make business, conduct operations and engage with customers.

Sales: It happens on the Web


E-Ccommerce is big today and customers are increasingly rushing to the web to search for products and services, seek information on brands, interact with brands and to engage with each other to discuss stories about their feelings on various options. The web fuels soft aspects such as social proof, creditability, trust and even actual sales transactions. That, in turn, is driving sales to the Web.

The future will see more businesses floating their presence on the web. More brands will enter the arena and customers will have more options than ever. Enterprises will see a complete overhaul in the way business transactions happen calling for changes in business strategy, operations, customer services, marketing, accounting and even legal aspects.

According to some of the leading thought leaders speaking on Internet changed Businesses on Curiosity.com, the Internet did one thing to the entire world of business: disrupt.

It launched new ways for customers to interact or engage. It birthed the dawn of tools that give all business a level playing field to start, run and manage business.

What do you think of these trends that are going to change the world of business? How do you suppose change the way we consume things and live? Please share your thoughts with us.

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