To shepherd in the New Year I’ve created a list of 15 corporate IT trends for 2015. They’re in no particular order, and most are not new – they’re just more relevant in 2015 given the long lead time for mass corporate adoption of new technologies, practices, and thinking…
1)Increased automation. There’s no escaping that people costs continue to be a big part of total IT costs. 2015 will see even greater automation adoption by corporate IT organizations under pressure to reduce costs and better demonstrate business value.
2)Continued cloud adoption. Security will continue to be a cause for concern but integrations and always-up service availability will rise to be two very practical concerns for enterprise cloud adoption. Organizations will also need to continue to seek out people with the ability to manage suppliers and service delivery.
3)The growth of hybrid cloud. The hybrid cloud, defined by global analyst firm Gartner as “a combination of private, public, and community cloud services,” will continue to rise in popularity during 2015 as organizations look to get the best from both private and public cloud.