10 Corporate IT Headaches in the Next 5 Years

You may be wondering why anyone would want to read about upcoming corporate IT headaches. But, with business, knowing what awaits you down the road is the first step for creating a strategy to overcome potential problems.

According to Gartner, here are ten corporate IT headaches businesses will be facing in the next five years.

  1. IT departments will be held more accountable. According to Gartner, if IT support doesn't fully demonstrate its usefulness, it will go away. In fact, the IT department's existence will depend largely on customer satisfaction levels.
  2. Hybrid data centres will become the norm. Companies will not be ditching their current infrastructure, yet commodity services will go cloud. Expect to see this jumbled, hybrid approach in businesses of all sizes.
  3. Client server technologies will be a grab bag. Gartner notes that 90 percent of enterprises will skip Windows 8 altogether.
  4. Virtual appliances will alter the equation. Gartner predicts a move to virtual appliances, leaving physical appliances with an uncertain future.
  5. Big data will continue to present storage challenges. Gartner highlights managing storage growth and getting a grip on requirements between now and 2015 as major challenges facing businesses.
  6. Big data will create a talent shortage. According to Gartner, the demand for big data will generate 1 million jobs in the global 1000, but only one-third of them will be filled.
  7. Negative Software as a Service experiences will take a toll. Poor service levels will motivate 30 percent of companies using Software as a Service will switch to on-premises applications by 2014.
  8. Service providers are edged out by the competition. Market consolidation will eliminate 20 percent of the top 100 IT service providers by 2014.
  9. BYOD brings bad news. Gartner predicts that employee-owned devices will become compromised by malware at twice the rate of corporate-owned devices.
  10. Virtual data centres change the game. These centres will mean staff shifts and forced innovation because, according to Gartner, the vertical organisations in our current IT world just won't work going forward.

About the Author

Geoff Stewart is a highly experienced and skilled Technology Director at Surety IT. His knowledge is based on years of industry experience having created customised, stable, well performing systems both for multi-national companies in the UK and Australia and Surety IT customers.

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