Key trends and tech­nolo­gies that will gain mo­men­tum in 2014

InformationWeek - - Outlook 2014 -

In­dia is one of the highly grow­ing IT ser­vices mar­ket in the world, with most of the or­ga­ni­za­tions plan­ning to in­crease their over­all IT bud­gets. Trends such as mo­bil­ity, Big Data, SaaS and DevOps will be dom­i­nat­ing the IT pri­or­i­ties of a CIO.

CA Tech­nolo­gies in as­so­ci­a­tion with Van­son Bourne com­mis­sioned a global sur­vey, in­clud­ing In­dia, to gain in­sights into the en­ter­prise mo­bil­ity trend. The sur­vey find­ings state that the pro­por­tion of IT spend­ing on mo­bil­ity by In­dian or­ga­ni­za­tions will in­crease by 15 per­cent over three years. Also, the pro­por­tion of ex­pen­di­ture on mo­bil­ity out­side of IT will also grow by 11 per­cent over three years, in­di­cat­ing that IT de­part­ments need to pre­pare for not only more mo­bil­ity work in gen­eral, but also for in­ter-de­part­men­tal mo­bil­ity projects. Here are the key trends and tech­nolo­gies that will gain mo­men­tum in 2014: DevOps: Devops as a con­cept, is a soft­ware de­vel­op­ment method that stresses com­mu­ni­ca­tion, col­lab­o­ra­tion and in­te­gra­tion be­tween soft­ware de­vel­op­ers and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy pro­fes­sion­als. The term refers to a set of tech­nolo­gies that will con­nect the real and dig­i­tal worlds by em­bed­ding sen­sors in ev­ery­day ob­jects and es­tab­lish­ing real-time com­mu­ni­ca­tions be­tween ob­jects and ma­chines. SaaS: In­vest­ments in­clin­ing to­wards CAPEX to OPEX and SMBs be­com­ing more tech­nol­ogy ready, are driv­ing the adop­tion of SaaS across seg­ments as it of­fers greater in­vest­ment ef­fi­ciency and agility in tech­nol­ogy im­ple­men­ta­tion. BYOD: BYOD will re­main one of the top pri­or­i­ties for CIOs as or­ga­ni­za­tions are de­mand­ing so­lu­tions on mo­bile plat­forms. This trend is fur­ther ex­pected to change the way ap­pli­ca­tions are cre­ated and de­ployed. CIOs will con­tinue to fo­cus on com­pos­ite busi­ness ap­pli­ca­tions to en­able greater level of speed and in­no­va­tion. Big Data: While or­ga­ni­za­tions are open­ing up to in­vest­ing in dis­rup­tive trends such as Big Data, there is a lack of skill set to un­leash the busi­ness ben­e­fits. Or­ga­ni­za­tions are de­mand­ing new set of skill hold­ers such as data sci­en­tists to ex­ploit the busi­ness value. Ex­perts be­lieve that nearly all the 30 fastest­grow­ing oc­cu­pa­tions in the next decade will de­mand work­ers skilled in sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and math (STEM). But the sup­ply of these highly skilled work­ers is not grow­ing fast enough to meet the de­mand. Se­cu­rity: Se­cu­rity will con­tinue to top the busi­ness and IT agenda as BYOD, so­cial, DevOps and cloud adop­tion are en­coun­ter­ing with new busi­ness risk into to­day’s workplace. As a re­sult, CSOs are ex­pected to find the fine bal­ance be­tween driv­ing and se­cur­ing the busi­ness as the gap be­tween en­ter­prise IT and per­sonal IT is di­min­ish­ing day-by-day.

SUNIL MAN­GLORE Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor,

CA Tech­nolo­gies

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