IT Strategy Trends for 2015

With the end of the year fast approaching, businesses everywhere are thinking about what the New Year will hold for them. It’s an absolute no-brainer to stay one step ahead of your competitors, and this means doing your research!

A crucial step in a business’s development and growth is finding out what trends are predicted to impact your business sector:

Is there a beneficial tool or gadget that your business could be utilising, but isn’t as of yet?

How are others in your sector marketing their businesses?

What systems are being used to ensure efficiency and save time as well as money?

As a business ourselves, Arden knows how time-consuming this type of business research can be, but equally, we also understand its importance. So, we’re here to outline what we predict to be within 2015’s IT strategy trends.

What is looking hot for 2015 in IT strategy…

As reported by Forbes Magazine, here is a summary of the Top 10 Strategic IT Trends for 2015.

1. Computing Everywhere

Smartphone technology is predicted to broaden computing flexibility and enable on-the-go business collaboration.

2. The Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things will increase the availability of user-oriented computing within the digital business age. Consequently, undergoing a digital transformation will be an essential step for businesses wanting to stay one step ahead of their competition.

3. 3D Printing

This growing technology is set to reduce the use of resources such as time and money within the manufacturing and production sectors.

4. Advanced, Pervasive, Invisible Analytics

In 2015, analytics is predicted to be more advanced. Additionally, it is set to be built into everything, making insights accessible for all.

5. Context-Rich Systems

Embedded intelligence will be combined with more advanced analytics to make systems more alert and responsive.

6. Smart Machines

Virtual support developments are set to take off in 2015. This year could be the year that robots make history.

7. Cloud/Client Architecture

Ever wondered about what self-service computing could do for your business? This year, mobile and cloud technology is predicted to merge, which will enable the foundation for this potentially disruptive technology.

8. Software-Defined Infrastructure and Applications

The digital demands of businesses are constantly shifting within the rapidly changing IT landscape. As a result, computing is required to move away from static to dynamic models.

9. Web-Scale IT

This refers to the marriage of development and operations in a coordinated way.

10. Risk-Based Security and Self-Protection

Multi-faceted approaches to security are predicted to be devised before the end of the year. This trend is said to be a direct response to the notion that the digital future requires a flexible approach to security.

So… if you want one less thing to worry about when it comes to keeping your business one step ahead, contact us with any questions about your IT Strategy. 

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