Key trends and technologies that will gain momentum in 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,