Emerging IT trends
The announcement of salvage from the slump of IT industry has indulged many companies to portray the facts in their writings. The growing pace of technology in mutation of various businesses has also driven attention of most of the IT corporates. Though, some facts are still leftover in their expressed terms.
There are number of ground realities to be considered before initiation -
- The torrid clip of extrinsic novelty
- Consumers preferring enterprise IT solutions
- Rising limitations due to the problem that began at the highest conceptual level
Subsequently, the void between what technologies are executing and what the enterprises can deliver is expanding. As a result, currently it seems that the strength of technology is utilized in the wrong direction. To achieve business objectives, practicing advanced digital methods are the only key to the future development of the IT companies.
Ultimately, businesses must have enough skills to fulfill the market demand. There are many other approaches, which are helpful to conquer on these tough challenges.
Deviation in Technological Architecture
Most of the CIOs from IT organizations believe that they should gain growth and productivity directly. It is necessary to count these consumer requirements based on the organizational delivery.
On the contrary, there are five major computing changes which are materialized at same duration.
- Mobility and Cloud – Shifting platforms,
- Web and Mobile – Revamping of communication and collaboration channels,
- Digital network technology into the consumer world,
- Concepts with latest content with propagating apps, devices, and sensors
- Companies giving less priority to these topics
With the widespread technical awareness, employees in the organizations are now ready to implement innovative ideas and solutions in their current workflow. They also expect training and development of these solutions from the organizations they work for free of cost. The managers, who are working for business development suggest to deliver their services through mobile devices with access to intranet for better collaboration.
The existence of complexity in technology can be manipulated to get more benefits compared to the traditional usage.
Traditional project management practices, endless customization processes, IT backlogs, security concerns are the hindering factors. Therefore, alignment of technology and enterprise solutions are facing harder time due to the deliberate adoption of IT related activities.
The Direction - IT and Technology would follow
What would be the result of adopting this new venture? Will it be at the right angle where consumers and enterprise technology can walk hand in hand, mingling with each other through crossovers? Or, will it get fade out within the blend of Web and consumer technology world? From the current scenario of implementing the consumer technology and its popularity, conclusion may lead to support the latter.
Now, coming to the point what would be the top IT trends which will make a difference to the technology world in next five years. This comprises of new generation mobility, social media, cloud computing, consumerization, and big data. Let us go through each of these IT trends with a new vision on conquering the challenges and practicing it more effectively and efficiently.
1) Mobile - Smart Devices and Tablets
The present media hype clearly states the new market of smart devices is like a modern day rush for gold. Using the latest sales projections from Gartner on tablets and current PC shipment estimates from IDC, it can be seen that by 2015 the tablet market will be 479 million units and the PC market will be only just ahead at 535 million units.
For enterprises, it is still early but they should start considering tablets in their IT strategies. It may be tough to adopt due to some crucial challenges faced. They are:
Indigent enterprise eco-system – Most of the IT organization and software vendors laid their foundation using ancient platforms like Windows and LAMP. Meanwhile, current drift is of implementing new platforms like iOS and Android, which contain many things yet to be learned than earlier methodologies.
Intrinsic benefits of smart devices are denunciation – Whether it is na app store or recent language HTML 5, all have easy access to the applications affecting the IT security. Many of them wish to delete the entire app store from their smart devices to incorporate and maintain security. However, this is against the policy of smartphones, but this is the only solution to be followed for screening the apps.
Winning over challenges:
The best approach to deal with this is to adopt Ballagas policy of BYOD framed in 2009. This does not depict to lose control on powerful security implementation, but provide a facility to users for bringing their own mobile devices to work with safety.
2) Enterprise 2.0 - Business through social media
The world is endorsing with leaps and bounds the usage of social networks for networking. Salesforce's Marc Benioff clearly said in his keynote message at Dreamforce that leading organizations are becoming social enterprises. There now seems to be hard data to confirm this view: McKinsey and Company has reported that the revenue growth of social businesses is 24% higher than less social firms and data from Frost and Sullivan backs that up across various KPIs. This indicates that organizations are in a way to apply social media into their businesses if they are not using it or they have a strategic planning already.
IT expertise does not cover social media activities – Interacting through social platforms is not considered as an IT skill. It reflects like any other application to communicate with the content that we want to share to the world.
Business conversion is the prime objective for social presence – Usually, significant conversion of business is observed less through social media platforms like facebook or twitter. To make intense growth over business, a unique thought process is required to project a product or service on various social platforms.
Winning over challenges:
Creating engaging content and interacting with the people to share or exchange and ideas on social platforms can help your business to get viral. Everyone including top management should be connected and exchange their thoughts to discover new things around the world.
3) Cloud Computing
Cloud computing may sound nebulous, but it is one of the most interesting and less controversial trend followed these days. It is more beneficial because of the value proposition from the perspective of IT experts. According to Mike Vizard’s perceptions of performance, issues and lack of visibility into the stack remain one of the top issues for large enterprises.
Controlling Responsibility - Many of the CIOs believes that practicing cloud computing is not completely trustworthy. There are various providers promising the reliability of the cloud computing software compared to the performance of human resources. The satisfaction level of the users is yet to be built by the software vendors.
Viewpoint and reliability - Amazon and Microsoft has initialized the cloud adoption in minor amount. Large-scale enterprises are facing issues over maintaining huge datasets. Substantially, Backhaul and other process need to be improvised for satisfactorily usage at large enterprise levels.
Winning over challenges:
Technology is developing with a high speed and companies should involve in developing in-house cloud undergoing trial of its first version. Further connecting the private cloud to public level cloud, it would give effective outcomes.